Leadership Team

Leadership

Sarwar Hossain

Executive Director
CEO

Sarwar joined SBUK as a CEO and the Executive Director in 2015.

Sarwar has been with SBL since 1984 gaining experience in Trade Finance, Credit and Operations. Thereafter, participated in senior management roles for over 10 SBL branches. Prior to his current position Sarwar was the CEO of Sonali Bank Ltd, India operations for 5 years.

Sarwar enjoys traveling the world with a good book.

Steven Boult

Executive Director
CRO

Steve joined SBUK as a Chief Risk Officer and an Executive Director in December 2016.

Previously he held the position as the Head of Compliance, CRO and MLRO at Bank of Beirut (UK) Ltd and has gained over 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

Catch Steve cruising down the streets on his motorbike.

Kazim Ather

Head of Foreign Trade

Kazim joined SBUK as the Head of Finance in 1994.

Kazim has had over 30 years of experience in Trade Finance and has previously worked for BCCI and in International Trade. Prior to his career in the Trade Finance sector he was a business person in Bangladesh.

Kazim enjoys cricket and is a great supporter of the Bangladesh national cricket team

Peter Kerr

Senior Head of Finance

Peter joined Sonali Bank (UK) in July 2018 as the Senior Head of Finance.

Peter has been in the Finance industry for over 20 years. Prior to his current position he has worked for Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada.

Peter is a family man who enjoys days out with his children.

Khaledur Rahman

Senior Operations Manager

Khaledur joined SBUK in September 2016 as the Senior Operations Manager.

Previously Khaledur held a position as the Senior Principal Officer at Sonali Bank Limited in Dhaka and a Fund/Treasury Manager at Sonali Bank Limited, India. Over the years he has carried out a number of roles in varies departments such as remittance, International Trade Finance, Foreign Currency Control and AML.

Khaledur enjoys watching movies and spending time with his family.

James Tewes

Chief Technology Officer

James joined SBUK in 2017.

James has 20 years of experience within technology. Over the last 10 years he has focused on technology specifically for the banking sector and was appointed CTO for Sonali Bank at the start of 2018. Prior to banking James built up his experience across a diverse range of industries, including oil/gas, sports, manufacturing and shipping.

James is a sports enthusiast and enjoys motorbike track days.

Thoko Moyo

Human Resources Manager

Thoko is the HR Manager at Sonali Bank (UK) and joined the bank in 2017.

Prior to her current position, her work has included supporting organisations in a range of sectors including IT, Healthcare, private business as well as financial services. She is a qualified HR professional with over 10 years experience.

Thoko is an avid reader, has a keen appreciation for the Arts and enjoys travelling off the beaten track.