SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, February 29, 2012 /Stanford Who’s Who/– Stanford Who’s Who proudly announces the addition of Malini Raj to the ranks of premier professionals as a result of her work in the field of financial services. As Executive Manager with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as well as throughout her entire career, Malini has consistently demonstrated the vision, dedication, and skills required to be considered among the best.
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) was established in 1911 under the Commonwealth Bank Act and started operations in 1912, conducting both savings and general banking activities. Considered one of the largest companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, the Commonwealth Bank provides high quality financial services such as retail banking, premium and business banking, institutional banking, superannuation, insurance investment, funds management as well as share broking. CBA has grown to a business with more than 800,000 shareholders and 52,000 people working in the Commonwealth Bank Group.
In 2011, Malini was awarded Inaugural Finsia Pinnacle Member’s Choice Award for Most Outstanding Young Professional in Australasia and was also shortlisted in the Most Outstanding Future Leader category and selected to appear in CPA Australia’s 2012 Top 40 under 40 list
She has also been selected as part of Women on Boards 2012 Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders Program, was a finalist for the 2011/12 Finsia Hugh DT Williamson Performance Scholarship and is part of the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine’s Emerging Leaders Program.
With more than ten years of experience in the financial services industry, Malini has developed a solid base of experience and transferable skills in the areas of Accounting, Property, Equity Capital Markets, M&A, Project Management, HR, Business Strategy and Change Management in Retail and Institutional Banking and possesses the ideal balance of theoretical rigor and practical application.
Through her experience and exposure, she has developed strong business acumen and a proven ability to look at complex problems with a fresh perspective, developing commercially focused and pragmatic approaches while driving successful implementation via strong project management and advice.
Malini is passionate about customers and driven to improve and reshape the industry to deliver to their needs. A team player and strong consultative leader with exceptional stakeholder management skills, she has the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve goals, has a passion for developing people across the industry and seeks to make a real and tangible difference to the businesses and people touched.
Equipped with an outstanding academic background, she is well regarded amongst her peers and networks in the Financial Services Industry.
Malini’s current position is as an Executive Manager in the Retail Banking Services division of the Commonwealth Bank. The Retail Banking Services division has around 18,000 employees and a presence in every Australian capital city with over 1,000 branches and locations across Australia. It has a NPAT AUD$1,439 million (as of 31 December 2011), Malini is part of the Commonwealth Bank’s Executive Manager Development Program. Specifically tailored and sponsored by CBA Retail Bank’s Group Executive, the position involves gaining exposure to various areas within CBA’s Retail Bank and experience in significant people leadership roles with a view of taking up an Executive Position within CBA at the end of the program.
In addition to her work with the Commonwealth Bank, Malini acts as Chair of the Young Finance Professionals Committee at Finsia, the Financial Services Institute of Australia. She is also a part of the Women in Finsia committee, a NSW/ACT Finsia Regional Councilor and a regular mentor in the Finsia mentoring program. Malini also completed a 5 week secondment with Cape York Indigenous Community Partnerships in 2011 as a business strategy consultant with Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation to assist indigenous businesses and communities.
In her free time, Malini is dedicated to singing in a choir and to her volunteer work for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Malini Raj benefits from a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Service Institute of Australia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney.
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