Mashreq Bank appoints Santhosh Mahalingam as MD, Global Services in India
Mashreq Bank, UAE’s leading financial institution, announced the appointment of Santhosh Mahalingam as the Managing Director of Mashreq Global Services in India, Bangalore.
Santhosh brings with him more than 22 years of experience in the retail banking industry and his expertise spans over operations, projects, finance, process engineering, digitization and general management.
Prior to joining Mashreq in 2014, Santhosh held several senior positions with Qatar National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and most recently, Standard Chartered Scope International as Head of Consumer Operations and Change Delivery where he was instrumental in setting out quality standards for various operational areas, as well as, establishing efficiency measures for evaluating performance.
Santhosh has been a consistent champion of digitization, taking the responsibility of heading the digitization of back office operations at Mashreq Bank.
Sandeep Chouhan, Group Head of Operations and Technology, said, “We are happy to announce the appointment of Santhosh as the Managing Director of Mashreq Global Services in India. India will be an integral part of the next wave of innovation for Mashreq. Therefore, Santhosh’s role as Managing Director for Global Services in India is extremely important for us, his rich wealth of experience and passionate leadership will certainly bring immense value to MGS.”
Santhosh Mahalingam, Managing Director Mashreq Global Services in India, said, “I am excited to be joining Mashreq Global Services. My passion for innovation and technology aligns with MGS’s commitment to leading with innovative solutions and services. For over 50 years, Mashreq has been powering the future of banking using the latest technologies in data, software, intelligence and robotics. I look forward to being part of their journey of constant innovation.”
Santosh holds an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Calicut, India. He is also a qualified Executive Coach (PCC) and certified NLP Practioner.
A part of Al-Ghurair Group, Mashreq Bank is one of UAE’s leading financial institutions and the largest private sector bank with presence in London, New York, Honk Kong and Mumbai. In India, Mashreq, recently announced its entry into the non-bank financial institution (NBFI) space through an engagement with IL&FS Financial Services Ltd to offer external commercial borrowings (ECB) in Indian rupees.