Harpeet Dhillon, CPO, Al Rayan Bank

Harpreet Dhillon appointed as Chief People Officer at Al Rayan Bank

Al Rayan Bank, the UK’s longest established and largest Islamic Bank, has appointed Harpreet Dhillon LLB, Pg Dip HR Management (Chartered FCIPD) as its Chief People Officer.

Harpreet has over 20 years of human resources experience and joins Al Rayan Bank from Charles Stanley & Co, a Wealth Manager where she supported the business with their strategic HR agenda as well as providing the senior leadership team with an array of operational demands.

Harpreet has also worked as a HR Director and Consultant for a number of businesses across a range of sectors and specialises in HR strategy, HR transformation, Culture change programmes and engagement.

In her new position as Chief People Officer at Al Rayan Bank, Harpreet will be responsible for developing the Bank’s People Strategy and employment proposition and enhancing the current People processes, which in turn will mean that the Bank is equipped to continue delivering on its goals to focus on premier banking and property, and deliver a viable, resilient, Sharia compliant business.

Commenting on her appointment, Harpreet Dhillon said: “I am excited to be taking on a new challenge at the heart of a bank that firmly places colleagues’ needs at the centre of its business. Great customer experiences begin with great teams which are empowered and highly motivated, and I’m looking forward to helping Al Rayan Bank continue on this path. 

“Al Rayan Bank represents an exciting new chapter for me and it is one that I relish to take on. This new opportunity to work in one of the oldest Islamic banking institutions is a great privilege.”

Giles Cunningham, CEO of Al Rayan Bank added: “We are incredibly pleased to be welcoming Harpreet to our leadership team. She brings many years of invaluable experience within the HR sphere, with a history of helping businesses develop a strategic ‘people first’ agenda.

“Al Rayan Bank is an Islamic bank, with ethical values at its core and this extends to our colleagues. I know Harpreet will be an integral part of helping bring the Bank’s HR strategy into fruition and I’m looking forward to the ideas and changes that she will bring to the table and help us implement.”

As an independent UK bank, Al Rayan Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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