Andrew Bester

Andrew Bester

  • Member Management Board Banking
  • Head of Wholesale Banking
Born: 1965
Nationality: British/South African


Andrew Bester was appointed as a member of the Management Board Banking and head of Wholesale Banking as of 6 April 2021. He is responsible for ING’s wholesale banking activities globally.

Before joining ING, he was CEO of the Co-operative Bank in the UK.

Most important other ancillary positions

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Andrew Bester has an accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is a certified chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (MCT).


2021 Member Management Board Banking and head of Wholesale Banking as of 6 April 2021
2018-2020 Co-operative Bank, UK, CEO
2012-2017 Lloyds Banking Group, CEO commercial banking
2004-2012 Standard Chartered Bank, various positions, including co-head wholesale banking Africa; co-head wholesale banking China & Japan; CFO & COO consumer banking
2002-2004 Xchanging, CFO
1996-2002 Deutsche Bank, global director Corporate Finance
1993-1996 Standard Chartered Bank, Group Treasury and Global Derivatives, including as financial controller and manager, Derivative Sales & Structuring.
1990-1993 Deloitte & Touche, manager Corporate Finance
1987-1988 Price Waterhouse, audit senior/articled clerk

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