Scottish Widows appoints Chirantan Barua as chief executive

Succeeds Antonio Lorenzo after his seven years at the helm

Hemma Visavadia
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Lloyds Banking Group has announced Chirantan Barua as the new chief executive (CEO) of Scottish Widows, succeeding Antonio Lorenzo who will retire in 2023 after seven years at the helm.

Barua will also become CEO of Lloyds' insurance, pensions and investments business unit. He joins Scottish Widows from HSBC, where he held the role of global head of strategy. Prior to HSBC, Barua was a partner at McKinsey & Company situated within the financial services practice, and a managing director at Sanford C Bernstein. Commenting on his successor, Lorenzo, said: "Chira is joining a great team at Lloyds and Scottish Widows, with exciting growth plans and a clear purpose, and I wish him all the best. "I'm hugely proud to have been part of the story of this business and will ...

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