Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Bank of India, one of the largest Public Sector Bank in India having over 4,000 branches and a customer base exceeding 50 million. Union Bank of India was incorporated in 1919 and has its registered office at Mumbai, India.
Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd has been authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. Your eligible deposits with Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme.
Board of Directors
Mr. Arun Tiwari
Mr. Arun Tiwari, the Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India brings to the Board of Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd, his rich experience at the Board and top management of India's large Public Sector banks. Prior to becoming the Chairman of Union Bank of India, Mr Tiwari was an Executive Director of Allahabad Bank another large Public sector bank in India where he was in charge of Credit, IT, HR, Risk Management and Finance portfolios of the bank. He started his banking career in 1979 at Bank of Baroda, India's second largest public sector bank, where he served in various capacities for over three decades. As the General Manager he headed the Wholesale Banking unit and was the head of Mumbai Zone of the bank. He also headed the Corporate Finance Branch at Mumbai and had the privilege of establishing Bank of Baroda's operations in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Under the aegis of World Bank, he was involved in a study assignment in USA and Europe for export oriented Small Scale Industries of India. He is a post graduate in Chemistry; he has been trained at various prestigious institutes; Arthur D'Little -Boston, Kellogg School of Management -Chicago, Indian School of Business -Hyderabad, National Institute of Bank Management -Pune, Bankers Training College -Mumbai and Indian Institute of Technology -Mumbai.
Mr. Brajeshwar Sharma
Managing Director & Chief Executive
Mr Brajeshwar Sharma, MD & CEO of Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd, is a seasoned banker with 29 years' experience. He has been with Union Bank of India since 1986 mainly in Credit, Retail Banking, SME, International Banking and Information Technology. In his latest assignment with Union Bank of India, he worked as Regional Head of Indore and Bhopal region of the bank managing over 71 branches.
He is qualified with Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Science and Masters in Business Administration; CAIIB from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He was also one of the members of the selected group of 25 executives who were identified as the future leaders of the Industry by HR firm McKenzie in India in the year 2011.
Dr Anand Kumar
Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive
Dr Anand Kumar, ED & Deputy CEO of the bank is a senior banker with over three decades of banking experience in India, Singapore and UK environments. Prior to joining Union bank of India (UK) Ltd he had served Bank of Baroda UK as their Retail Banking and Strategic Initiatives Head and earlier as the Retail banking head at ICICI Bank (UK) Plc. He is credited with rolling out retail banking products such as e-banking, debit cards and online bonds in both the banks. Dr Kumar is a keen learner always updating himself of the developments. Earlier he had served ICICI bank in India as Regional Head, Chandigarh and Zonal head, Kolkata. He has also served as Head-ICICI Lombard General Insurance (Services) Company Limited in London, UK.
Dr Kumar is well qualified with an MBA, LLB and PhD, he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Security & Investments, UK and an ICA certified Compliance awareness course and has been trained at Manchester Business School, Manchester UK on Managing Financial services and 'Role of a Director' course with the Institute of Directors, UK.
Mr. Patrick Quinn
Non - Executive Director
A widely experienced international banker with over four decades of experience at senior level in investment and commercial banks. He is on the Board of another International bank in the UK as a Non-executive director for over 14 years and had served earlier as an executive director on the Board of Yamaichi Bank (UK) Ltd, a Japanese bank. He also has experience of having served in various geographies including Hong Kong and USA. During his career he has had a strong record of business development, credit, administration and operations. Mr Quinn chairs the Risk and Compliance committee of the Board.
Mr Quinn is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an Associate member of the British Institute of Management.
Mr. John Kerr
Mr Kerr is a highly experienced adaptable senior banker with exceptional compliance, Risk Management and Audit skills. In his long banking career, he has served many international banks operating in the UK mainly as the head of their audit and compliance functions. His most recent stint was as Head of Internal Audit and Compliance at ICBC (London) Plc. from 2003 till February 2014 and had held the CF10 and CF11 (compliance and MLRO) for the Bank. Prior to this he was Internal Auditor and Compliance in charge at Qatar National Bank, London Branch- 2001-03; Internal Audit Manager at Bank Handlowy Warszawie S.A, London Branch - 1998-2001; and earlier with the Midland Bank plc/ HSBC group in various positions between 1970 to 1998. Mr Kerr heads the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr Kerr is a BA honours graduate and MBA. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management.