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Duke Dayal

Member of the Board of Governors


Duke Dayal is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director at Santander UK. He has over 30 years’ experience in a range of global financial roles across banking, private equity and consumer brands. Before joining Santander UK, Duke worked for Santander US in Boston as Chief Financial Officer of Santander Holdings (April 2016 to July 2019), and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Santander Bank, N.A. (September 2017 to July 2019).

Prior to joining Santander, Duke was with BNP Paribas for six years, where he served as Chief Financial Officer for BNP Paribas USA Holdings, BancWest and Bank of the West in San Francisco. Before that he helped lead a private equity start-up for JP Morgan Chase and Co., and Brysam Global Partners, focused on building an international consumer banking franchise. Prior to that, he spent eight years with Citi in a variety of business and finance roles in New York, California, South Korea and Brussels.

Duke earned a BA Honours in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University and he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Trustees for the Institute of International Banking in New York and as a Board member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.