Birendra Agarwal

Birendra is an entrepreneurial banking and financial services CIO with work
experience in the US, UK and India. His expertise spans Capital Markets (Foreign
Exchange, Fixed Income and Equities), Transaction Banking and Wealth
Management with a particular focus on Digital and FinTech.

Birendra joined Close Brothers as CIO of the Banking Division in October 2020.
Since joining Close he has implemented a new Technology Strategy for the Bank.

Previously, Birendra was CIO Commercial Banking at Lloyds where he successfully
transformed IT for the Markets and Global Transaction Banking divisions. Prior to
joining Lloyds, he set up a consulting practice. Envision provides business
development services to FinTech firms and strategic technology advisory services on
diverse topics including digital transformation and resource strategy. This belies an
extensive career in Investment, Commercial and Retail Banking IT at global
organizations like Salomon Brothers, Citi and Nomura.

Birendra is passionate about Fintech and is a Mentor at Level39. He was Co-Chair of
REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) network at Lloyds and is now Chair
of the Ethnic Diversity Network Committee at Close Brothers. He is a keen Cricket
fan and served on the Audit Committee for the International Cricket Council from