United Trust Bank appoints Sarah Laessig as a NED to its board of directors

Sarah Laessig, a highly experienced financial services senior executive and non- executive director, has joined the board of United Trust Bank as a non-executive director, effective 26 September 2019.

Sarah holds a number of board positions, reflecting her experience in financial services, fintech and the public sector. Sarah spent 17 years at Citigroup, most recently as Managing Director, Industry Head for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for the Public Sector for Citigroup’s Transaction Services business. Since leaving Citigroup in 2012, Sarah has served as a NED on the board of Local Pensions Partnership, and Hong Kong based fintech Valoot Technologies, and as a Director of Citigroup Pension Trustees. She is also a Commissioner on the Civil Service Commission, an independent regulator that oversees appointments to the Civil Service.

Graham Davin, Chief Executive Officer of United Trust Bank, commented:

“Sarah’s broad experience working in influential roles in the private and public sectors brings additional knowledge and skills to the UTB board. As well as having a successful career in finance with a keen interest in fintech solutions, Sarah’s role as a Commissioner sees her working with the highest levels of government and the civil service. As the Bank continues to grow and our relationships increase and deepen, her experience in this environment and the extra experience she brings will be invaluable.”

Upon joining United Trust Bank’s board, Sarah Laessig said:

“I’m delighted to be joining the board at UTB Bank. I’ve been impressed by its talented team and I look forward to contributing my experience to the board as the business continues to build its customer focused specialist finance business.”