Boyden’s Leadership Series Features CTBC Bank’s Noor Menai
Executive search organisation Boyden has released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series, featuring an interview with Noor Menai, President and CEO of CTBC Bank Corp USA.
In the interview, Mr Menai discusses industry consolidation, implementing cultural change, the ecosystem of risk, chief risk officers as the next bank CEOs and why the perceived “smartest people in the room” are often the most dangerous.
“Noor’s vision into the next generation of banking provides important perspective,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “He offers valuable insight on bridging cultures and the right combination of leadership that combines both large bank and community bank experience.”
Mr Menai oversees CTBC Bank’s (formerly Chinatrust Bank) operations, including the bank’s Commercial and Industrial and Commercial Real Estate lending groups, as well as 12 branches in California, New Jersey and New York. He also oversees North American operations for the parent bank, CTBC Bank, Taiwan.
Previously, Mr Menai served as executive vice president and North America regional head of CTBC. He joined CTBC in January 2011 as the head of governance and retail banking for the US, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Prior to joining CTBC, Mr Menai spent three years as founder and managing director of Fajr Capital, a sovereign wealth fund-backed investment fund. He also served previously as president and CEO of Charles Schwab Bank.
At Citigroup North America, Mr Menai served nine years in senior roles, including senior vice president, global consumer bank - US credit cards division, head of consumer portals, head of branch profitability programs and, most recently, managing director, corporate and investment bank. Earlier with Citigroup, he had executive responsibility for 1,100 relationship bankers across 18 countries. Prior to Citigroup, he was a director of direct financial services at Bank of America.
Mr Menai holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in economics, computers and information systems from the University of Rochester.
The full interview with Mr Menai and a sidebar interview with William Farrell, a Boyden Board Member and Managing Partner in Greater China, are available at www.boyden.com.
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