Tandem Bank Appoints Former HSBC Head of Banking Products as Chief Growth Officer

Tandem Bank is set to launch in Hong Kong by the end of the year as it pushes ahead with its international growth plans in addition to driving an exciting domestic growth agenda.

Tandem appoints Chief Growth Officer, Kunal Malani, who brings a wealth of experience from positions held at HSBC, Barclays and Capital One.

Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Kunal to Tandem. He brings a wealth of experience from over two decades working with legacy banks. I look forward to working with him as we drive our international growth plans and deliver on our ambitious domestic targets. This year we have made some exceptional senior appointments and as we continue to grow I anticipate many more talented industry professionals will look to make the move to the challenger bank space”.


Tandem Bank announces that they have appointed Kunal Malani as their Chief Growth Officer. Kunal will spearhead Tandem’s international expansion into Hong Kong this year and other potential new markets in 2020, in addition to driving Tandem’s domestic growth agenda here in the UK.

Kunal has over 20 years of experience in product and commercial management spread over multiple regions include the UK, US, India and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Tandem, Kunal held leadership positions at multinational banks around the world, including Regional Head of Retail Banking Products, MENA at HSBC; Commercial Director at Barclays. He also played a pivotal role in Capital One’s growth in the US and UK, as Head of Cross Sales, cementing it as a leading credit brand.

Kunal Malani, Chief Growth Officer at Tandem Bank, says, “I am extremely excited to be leading Tandem’s international expansion plans as well as the growth agenda we have here at home. We have hit the ground running with Hong Kong and done so at a great time as local consumers are currently massively underserved when it comes to digital banking. Tandem offers a great range of solution-based products which can benefit anyone, anywhere. I look forward to utilising my skills in this new banking environment and delivering on the exciting plans we have for 2020 and beyond. ”

Author: Yash Hirani

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