Lloyds Bank Corporate & Institutional Coverage clients team makes leadership appointments

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has announced two additions to the senior leadership of its Corporate and Institutional Coverage (CIC) team, which supports larger clients.

Zahra Sadry has been appointed head of Consumer and Technology (C&T), a role which will see her lead the coverage and origination activities of the Bank’s activities in the retail, leisure, food and drink, technology and healthcare sectors.

She joins from MUFG, where she was a Managing Director and head of healthcare for EMEA, based in London. Zahra has also worked at HSBC in London and Germany, and Deutsche Bank.

Abel Martins Alexandre has joined the bank as head of Infrastructure, Energy and Industrials (IEI). In his role Abel will oversee the Bank’s relationship and origination activities for clients in sectors including transportation, automotive, construction, manufacturing, power and utilities.

He was most recently Group Treasurer of Rio Tinto Group, one of the world’s largest diversified metals and mining groups. Abel has also held roles at Natixis in Brazil, South Africa and France, and BNP Paribas and Citibank.

The appointments follow a period of investment in Lloyds Bank’s CIC business. Earlier this year the bank announced the creation of a ESG Financing and Solutions team, which offers products and services to help businesses reduce their environmental impact along with thought leadership to help inform strategies.

Scott Barton, Managing Director for CIC at Lloyds Bank, said: “As we focus on Helping Britain Recover, the transition to net zero and regional regeneration, it is essential we provide our clients with the highest level of service and insight to help them meet their needs. Both Zahra and Abel bring to us a level of experience and expertise which will be vital to ensure we deliver for our clients. I am delighted both have decided to join Lloyds and I look forward to working closely with them as part of the CIC leadership team.”