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Aleem Gillani

Aleem Gillani is the chief financial officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc.  Named to this role in April 2011, he is responsible for the corporate finance functions, including corporate finance, corporate development, corporate tax, corporate real estate, strategic planning, investor relations and treasury.

Previously, Gillani served as corporate treasurer, managing SunTrust’s interest rate risk profile as well as liquidity, capital management and investment portfolio functions. Prior to joining SunTrust in 2007, he spent the majority of his career in risk management roles, including the chief market risk officer for two other super regional banks. 

Gillani obtained degrees from York University and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology as well as Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. 

In 2014, Gillani was distinguished by ExecRank as one of the top rated CFOs in the country. Honored with a Distinguished Community Service Award in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s CFO of the Year Awards and recognized by Institutional Investor as the #2 CFO in the Large Cap Banks Sector in 2017, Gillani is active in both industry and community organizations. Gillani serves on the National Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes Foundation. He was the founding chair of the Market Risk Council for RMA, the Risk Management Association and served for many years as a director on the RMA board.  He is also a member of the board of directors of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and serves as the dean for SunTrust's "Insights" leadership development program. Additionally, Gillani serves as chair of the Parent Board at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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