Sohail Sultan Awarded CEO of the Year in Finance Industry by European CEO

25th June , 2024

London, UK – June 25th, 2024 – iibanks is thrilled to announce that Mr. Sohail Sultan, CEO of iibanks, has been Awarded CEO of the Year in the Finance Industry by European CEO. This prestigious recognition underscores Mr. Sultan’s exemplary leadership, vast experience, and significant contributions to the financial sector.

The judging panel at European CEO was particularly impressed with Mr. Sultan’s extensive and distinguished career in the financial services industry. Sohail has 30 years of experience in financial services, acquired at leading multinational financial institutions.

“I have also been asked to pass on to you that in doing their due diligence and making their final decision, the judging panel were immensely impressed with Mr. Sohail Sultan in multiple ways,” the European CEO panel stated.

“Firstly, with Mr. Sohail Sultan’s immense and impressive high-level experience within the financial services sector, including starting his career at Citibank here in London, and subsequently reaching the position of not only the Head of Global Product Development for Financial Institutions but also the Head of Structured Finance for the Asia Pacific.”

Beginning his career at Citibank in London, Mr. Sultan quickly rose through the ranks to become the Head of Global Product Development for Financial Institutions, Head of Structured Finance for the Asia Pacific, and Head of Cross Border European Structured Product Arbitrage within six years. His roles included managing processes and risks, driving revenue, innovating products, and executing deals across Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Far East.

Subsequently, Mr. Sultan worked at Barclays Capital in London for nine years, holding senior positions, including Managing Director. During his tenure, he was responsible for expanding the company’s Structured Capital Markets business beyond the UK into North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Following his time at Barclays, he provided advisory services for private equity infrastructure projects in South Asia, the Middle East, and the UK at Cobussen and Partners, developing a portfolio of structured investments with private and institutional investors.

“The judging panel were also delighted to know that Mr. Sultan, in his 30 years of experience, has held senior positions at Barclays Capital, including Managing Director, along with working at Cobussen and Partners, where he provided expert advisory services,” the statement continued.

The panel highlighted Mr. Sultan’s continued demonstration of leadership, his achievements, and his ambition for iibanks’s expansion as crucial factors in their decision. “From the judging panel’s point of view, the leadership Mr. Sohail Sultan continues to demonstrate combined with his experience, achievements, and ambition for the group when it comes to expansion were important factors that the other shortlisted candidates could not compete with.”

This recognition by European CEO is a testament to Mr. Sultan’s dedication and the innovative spirit he brings to iibankss. His leadership has been pivotal in driving the company’s growth and success in an increasingly competitive financial landscape.

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