23 Nov 2022

Suresh Viswanathan joins Nationwide as Chief Operating Officer

Nationwide is pleased to announce that Suresh Viswanathan has joined the UK’s largest building society as its Chief Operating Officer.

Suresh has extensive experience in delivering data-led technology and digital transformation with a focus on improving customer experience. He has a track record in strengthening operational resilience and throughout his career has developed a sophisticated understanding of core banking systems and digital technology. Over the past decade Suresh has been the COO at Barclays UK and more recently at TSB.

Debbie Crosbie, Nationwide Building Society’s Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted to be working with Suresh on the next chapter in the Society’s digital ambitions. His passion to do the right thing for members and colleagues, coupled with his wide-ranging expertise and industry connections, will prove invaluable as we improve our digital capability.”

Suresh Viswanathan, Nationwide’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Nationwide occupies a unique position in UK financial services and I’m excited to be part of the Society as we continue to invest in our branches and develop simple, accessible, and innovative digital services, guided by the needs of our members.”

Notes to editors

Nationwide is the world's largest building society. It is owned by its 16 million members and exists to serve their needs. The Society is one of the UK’s largest providers for mortgagessavings and current accounts, as well as being a major provider of ISAscredit cardspersonal loansinsurance and investments. As a mutual organisation, Nationwide Building Society uses its unique position to help rebuild society by making a positive difference to the lives of its members and the communities in which they live. It is why Nationwide still values a branch network, supports communities through charitable grants, and places a premium on helping people thrive financially – whether helping them into a home of their own or giving them the financial support they need. Taking a stand and making a difference is what sets Nationwide apart. None of which would be possible without the dedicated service of its 18,000 employees.