Divisa UK Appoints Gurpreet Dehal as Non-Executive Director

The ex-Credit Suisse COO has held a number of non-executive roles since leaving the Swiss firm in 2014

Divisa UK – a part of Equiti Group – has appointed Gurpreet Dehal as a non-executive director. Dehal will assume his role once he has received final approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a UK regulator.

With a wealth of both non-executive and institutional expertise, Divisa UK stands to gain a great deal from his appointment. Given his prior industry experience, Dehal will likely play a key role in aiding Divisa’s governance and regulatory compliance efforts.

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Divisa UK, Gurpreet Dehal
Divisa UK’s newest Non-Executive Director, Gurpreet Dehal

Having graduated with a degree in Physics from Oxford University, Dehal started his financial services career in the early 1990s. From 1992 until 2006 he worked in the risk management departments for a number of firms, including Credit Agricole and Lehman Brothers.

It was in 2006 that he joined Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director. Still working as a risk manager, he was also Chief Operating Officer for the American firm’s Europe Financing division.

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After three years at Merrill Lynch, Dehal joined Credit Suisse. From 2009 to 2014, he was again a Managing Director, this time working as a risk manager and Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse’s Prime Services division.

The Cream of the Non-Exec Crop For Divisa UK

Outside of his financial services career, Dehal has worked in numerous non-executive roles. For instance, he was a Member of Council for seven years at Royal Holloway University in London.

More notably, Dehal has served on the boards of a number of government agencies. He worked as a Dormant Assets Commissioner from 2016 to 2017, served as board member of the Valuation Office Agency and is still a board member on the UK’s Ministry of Defense.

Brian Myers, CEO of Divisa UK, commented on Dehal’s appointment saying: “Gurpreet brings a wealth of valuable strategic planning and leadership experience. His extensive knowledge and experience in governance and risk management bolsters the Equiti Group’s strong governance framework and regulatory oversight.”

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