SOURCE: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

August 04, 2015 06:00 ET

Huntington Bank Appoints Rajeev Syal Chief Human Resources Officer

Syal has More Than 25 Years of Experience in Financial Services

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - August 04, 2015) - Rajeev Syal has been named chief human resources officer for Huntington Bancshares, the bank announced today. Syal is a recognized industry leader in the financial services and human resources fields with deep knowledge of banking.

In his new position, Syal will lead the further development and execution of Huntington's human resources strategies aimed at continuing to drive the bank's internal brand of doing the right thing for its colleagues and enhancing among its workforce its strong legacy of providing excellent customer service. Syal joins Huntington from Markit Group Ltd., a global financial information services firm, where he was managing director and global head of human resources.

"Rajeev has the experience, perspective and energy Huntington needs to keep driving our HR strategies aimed at recruiting, training and retaining top talent," said Steve Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington. "Rajeev has a long and successful career in human resources in the financial services industry, giving him an excellent background in the HR needs of our industry that continue to evolve with the changing demographics and technology of the 21st century workplace."

Syal joined Markit Group in 2008, where he headed human resources during the company's successful IPO as well as being responsible for human resources across more than 20 international locations. During this time, he also oversaw due diligence and integration activities for more than a dozen acquisitions, while cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit to build a strong organization from the ground up.

Prior to Markit Group, he was a senior vice president for human resources at Bank of America Securities where he was responsible for teams around the world. A native of Alberta, Canada, Syal began his banking career as a branch manager for TD Bank Financial Group in Edmonton. During his 19-year career at TD Bank, he worked his way up through various positions becoming the managing director, human resources, TD Securities Inc. in New York, NY. It was a position he held from 2000 to 2006.

"I am delighted to join Huntington because of its strong track record of growth, customer service and commitment to its communities," said Syal. "I look forward to joining its management team who have positioned the bank well for the future and who share my vision of maintaining a strong workforce."

Syal is a business administration-accounting graduate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. He also has completed the executive development program at the Wharton School of Business.

About Huntington
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $69 billion asset regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a network of more than 700 branches and almost 1,500 ATMs across six Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.

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