This week's industry careers update
Banco Santander and UKEF appoint chief risk officers.
Banco Santander appoints new group chief risk officer
Spanish banking group Banco Santander has appointed Keiran Foad to replace José María Nus as its new chief risk officer. Foad brings a wealth of experience with him, having spent 30 years in the financial sector. He joined the Santander group in 2012 and in 2017 he took up the role of the deputy chief risk officer. Speaking about the appointment, Santander’s Group Executive Chairman Ana Botín said: “At this time in the bank’s transformation, Keiran is the right person to lead the next stage of our Risk and Compliance Function evolution, in line with our aspiration to be the most responsible bank”.
UKEF appoints Samir Parkash as chief risk officer
UK-based export credit agency UKEF has recruited Samir Parkash to replace David Havelock as its new chief risk officer. Parkash has more than 25 years of experience across numerous sectors and has previously served as a managing director at the Royal Bank of Scotland. In his new role, Parkash will be responsible for enterprise-wide risk management and ensuring that UKEF offers the best support possible to its customers and overseas buyers. Speaking about his appointment, Parkash said: “I am delighted to be joining UK Export Finance at a time when the work of the department has never been more important – UKEF’s support can be transformative for its customers, and for the UK’s economy, jobs and prosperity. I look forward to playing my part, ensuring that UKEF continues to deliver for the UK’s export community.”