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Shriti Vadera began her career in investment banking with SG Warburg/UBS in 1984, where she focused on markets in Asia, Africa and South America. She was a member of the UK Government’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1999 to 2007, advising on domestic and international issues including the UK Government’s response to the Asian financial crisis. She was a Minister in the UK Government from 2007 to 2009 in the Department for International Development, Cabinet Office and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working on issues such as the UK Government’s response to the global financial crisis and its Presidency of the G20.  

Shriti Vadera was a Senior Adviser to the Korean Presidency of the G20 from 2009 to 2010. She also acted as an adviser to investors and governments – including Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore – on strategy and markets, the Eurozone crisis, the banking sector and debt restructuring from 2010 to 2014. She was a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca plc from 2011 to 2018.  

Shriti Vadera was Chair of the European Financial Services Chairmen’s Advisory Committee from June 2016 to January 2019. She was Chair of Santander UK Group Holdings plc from 2015 to October 2020.  She also served on the Board of BHP as a Non-Executive Director from 2011 – and as Senior Independent Director from 2015 – until October 2020.  She was a Trustee of Oxfam from 2000 to 2005.  

She holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.  

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