Meet Suresh Lalwani -
Suresh Lalwani

Suresh Lalwani

Head of Business Banking Commercial Bank of Dubai


As a Banker, Suresh Lalwani has been working with Small and Medium businesses in UAE for 18 years. He has managed large teams - distribution and coverage, engaged in lending to businesses, provides liability and cash management solutions, trade finance, forex, and real estate backed funding. He has built and managed large asset and liability books including funded and non-funded assets along with CASA and deposits respectively, thereby contributing a sizeable number to the bank's total income and balance sheet. He believes that SMEs (annual sales of up to AED 200 Million) are here to stay, even after 2 major downturns in the UAE market. He also has experience in managing Government-backed funding programs supporting SMEs in the UAE.

Suresh has been raised in Dubai, residing since 1986. He started his career in 2001 with Citibank Dubai in the Equity Brokerage and Wealth management department, dealing in Equities trading, Bonds, Mutual Funds and Structured Products. Through process improvements and innovative pricing techniques, he has built win-win propositions for the bank and its SME customers. By providing the right advice he tries to create value for customers and in the journey, make money for the bank.

He enjoys working in large teams and coaching teammates so that all business objectives are achieved in a stress-free work environment.

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