Suvo Sarkar

Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head - Retail Banking & Wealth Management Emirates NBD United Arab Emirates

Suvo Sarkar is the Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head, Retail Banking & Wealth Management at Emirates NBD. In this capacity, he has the mandate to oversee all aspects of Emirates NBD’s Retail Banking, Business Banking, Private Banking, Consumer Finance, Asset Management and Brokerage businesses as well as setting new standards in product innovation and customer experience.

Sarkar returned to the bank in 2012, after a two year-stint with National Bank of Abu Dhabi. During his previous tenure with Emirates NBD, Sarkar spearheaded the integration of Emirates Bank and National Bank of Dubai to create an integrated retail business for the merged entity, with over a million customers. Today Emirates NBD is the largest Retail Bank in the UAE with annual revenues in excess of USD 1.7 billion, a market share of above 15% in most products and a brand value higher than any other peer bank.

Sarkar is a senior consumer banking professional with over 30 years of multi-functional experience in four countries and five international and regional banks across the Middle East and Asia. Sarkar was awarded the “Retail Banker of the Year” award by the Asian Banker in 2015 for his outstanding contribution to the industry.  He sits on the boards of Emirates NBD Egypt and Tanfeeth and chairs the boards of Emirates NBD Securities and Emirates NBD Asset Management.

Sarkar has a graduate degree in engineering, and is an MBA and gold medallist from the Indian Institute of Management. He is also a qualified investment advisor and has professional training from INSEAD and Oxford University.