Uday Sareen is the CEO of ING in Australia, appointed on 1 June 2016.
Uday started his banking career with Citigroup in 1994 before joining ING Group in 2007 as Country Head, Retail Banking at ING Vysya Bank in India. Over the next five years Uday steered the retail bank turnaround, drove national expansion with the creation of 120 branches, and formulated and executed the brand strategy.
In December 2012, Uday was appointed Chief Strategy Officer at ING-DiBa in Germany, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the business and the creation of the Asset and Liability strategy.
Uday returned to India in April 2014 as Deputy CEO and Head of Wholesale Banking at ING Vysya Bank in Mumbai.
Following the sale of ING Vysya Bank to Kotak Mahindra Bank in April 2015, Uday was appointed President of Kotak Mahindra Bank with responsibility for integrating the ING Vysya business into Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Uday holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics and a Master of Science (Hons) in Economics, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delhi.