Santander UK today announced the appointment of Duke Dayal as Chief Financial Officer.

Currently CFO of Santander Holdings USA and President and CEO for Santander Bank NA, Duke has over 30 years’ experience in a range of global financial roles across banking, private equity and consumer brands.

He will join the Executive team, reporting to CEO Nathan Bostock and will start his role on 16 September.

Duke replaces Antonio Roman who after six years in the UK is returning to Madrid as Head of Retail, Corporate and Commercial, Santander Spain.

Santander UK CEO Nathan Bostock said: “I am delighted to appoint Duke as our new CFO. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from the variety of global finance roles he has undertaken over the last three decades. He is well known across the Group and we look forward to welcoming him back to the UK.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Antonio for his outstanding service to the UK business over the last six years. He has been an excellent CFO, guiding us through a period of immense regulatory change and helping to ensure the financial stability and strength of the bank.”

Duke Dayal said: “I am excited to be joining the UK business and working with the Board and the management team to support the bank’s aim to help its customers’ prosper.”

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1) Photos available on request.

2) Biography:

Santander US

Aug 2017 - Present 
resident and CEO Santander Bank N.A and CFO Santander Holdings USA

April 2016 – Aug 2017
Chief Financial Officer Santander Holdings USA

BNP Paribas, Bancwest and Bank of the West

2010 – 2016 
Chief Financial Officer

Brysam Global Partners

2007 – 2009
Managing Director


1998 – 2006
Variety of roles including Chief Operating Officer of Retail Distribution for North America


1989 – 1998 
Variety of finance roles held in the UK and US

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. At 31 December 2018, the bank has c23,800 employees. It serves around 15 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking; and 64 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

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