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Ashraf Piranie

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Ashraf has had a long and successful career in financial services. Prior to joining Redwood Bank, Ashraf was Group Finance and Operations Director at West Bromwich Building Society for six years, and previously held the position of Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director at Nottingham Building Society for 10 years. Ashraf has also held positions of Finance Director and Joint Managing Director at the Islamic Bank of Britain and Director of Finance at Alliance & Leicester plc.

During this period Ashraf was responsible for a wide range of areas: strategy (including acquisition and mergers), operations, customer service, change management, IT, branch network, risk, finance and treasury. Ashraf has also led and delivered on long term wholesale funding programmes and capital raising initiatives.

Ashraf, who chairs Redwood Bank’s Assets and Liabilities Committee, was Deputy Chairman of the Bank of England’s PRA Practitioner Panel until 2020 and Non-Executive Director of Nottingham Development Enterprise. 

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