Andrew Bester is Group Director & CEO Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group. He is responsible for implementing and executing Lloyd Bank’s strategy for serving its business clients ranging from SMEs to Global Corporates and Financial Institutions.
He has worked in Financial Services for 22 years in a wide variety of client relationship, product specialist, finance and general management roles across 3 continents.
Andrew reports to António Horta-Osório and is a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Lloyds Bank, Andrew held a variety of executive roles at Standard Chartered Bank including Global COO and CFO Consumer Banking. Previously, Andrew worked at Xchanging Plc and Deutsche Bank.
Alongside his current role at Lloyds Bank, Andrew is also the Chairman of Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) and sits on the Board of the Global Financial Markets Association. He is an Advisory Board Member of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and a member of The Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate Leaders’ Group. Andrew is also the Executive Sponsor for the Group’s Diversity & Inclusion programme and the Group’s Agility Initiative.
Lloyds Banking Group is the headline sponsor of the Women of the Future Ambassadors Programme – our signature community initiative to help young women prosper. The Programme connects award-winning women (Ambassadors) with school sixth-formers.