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Raman Bhatia

Group Chief Executive Officer

As Group CEO, Raman is responsible for leading the business and setting Starling’s strategy with the board.

Before joining us in summer 2024, Raman was the CEO of OVO, one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers. He led OVO’s acceleration into green and sustainable technology and successfully campaigned for government support for customers during the energy and cost of living crisis. 

Prior to OVO, Raman was the Head of Digital Bank for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management in the UK and Europe. As a member of the Executive Committee, he led innovation, new digital ways of working, risk management and the design, development, deployment and commercialisation of digital platforms, products and channels within the UK and Europe.

Before HSBC, Raman worked in consumer tech as VP at HouseTrip and Director of Strategy at Expedia for EMEA. Earlier in his career Raman worked as a management consultant at Bain as well as an advisor to governments and international development agencies on urban governance and planning.

Raman holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is also a Trustee at Business in the Community, where he chairs a cross-sector Cost of Living Taskforce.

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