BOQ has appointed a former Westpac executive as its new group executive for its business and SME arm, following the departure of former BOQ Business group executive, Brendan White, in March.
The Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ) has revealed that Stoic Analytics director and former Westpac group business banking specialist Peter Sarantzouklis will take up the helm of BOQ Business on 12 August 2019.
Mr Sarantzouklis has more than 23 years of experience in the banking and finance sectors and has held a number of positions across distribution, strategy, product and finance.
Before starting his own finance consulting business, Mr Sarantzouklis had worked at the Westpac group for nearly 10 years. During this time, he held the roles of Westpac’s chief product officer for the consumer bank, chief financial officer for the business and retail group of the St George Bank Group (St George Bank, RAMS, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA), and general manager of product for Westpac New Zealand’s business bank and retail bank.
Mr Sarantzouklis has also held senior roles at GE Money and AVCO Finance.
The Queensland-based bank noted Mr Sarantzoulis’ banking experience adding that he had a “proven track record in people leadership and customer advocacy”.
The incoming group executive for BOQ Business will fill the vacancy left by the former occupant, Brendan White, who resigned from the company earlier this year to take on the role of CEO of pawn broker Cash Converters.
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