Rana Talwar is the founding Chairman and Managing Partner of Sabre Capital Worldwide, a private equity and investment company focused on financial services. He also is Chairman of Centurion Bank of Punjab Limited in India, and Non-Executive Director of Schlumberger Ltd and Fortis Group (Belgium and Netherlands). He is Governor of the Indian School of Business, former Governor of the London Business School and Patron of the Stop Organised Abuse Board of the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Mr. Talwar is the first Asian to become Group Chief Executive of a FTSE 25 company in the UK, and the first Asian to be named Group Chief Executive of a major multinational bank.
Prior to Sabre Capital, Mr. Talway was at Standard Chartered PLC, a leading international bank with operations in over 60 countries, as Group Chief Executive. He led a strategic repositioning of the company as the leading emerging markets bank with acquisitions in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, the Indian sub continent, the Middle East, and Lebanon, and divestitures in the UK and the U.S. He also was responsible for introducing a merit- and performance-based culture globally.
Prior to Standard Chartered, Mr. Talwar was with Citigroup where he held a number of senior positions in operations, treasury, corporate and institutional banking and consumer banking. He was responsible for establishing Citibank as the leading financial services brand across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He was appointed Group Executive Asia Pacific and Middle East, and later became Group Executive for all Citigroup’s consumer businesses in the United States and Europe, and for Diners Club globally.
Mr. Talwar has Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (with honors) from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.