Rajeev "Raj" Syal
Chief Human Resources Officer
Raj leads the development and execution of Huntington’s human resources strategies enabling our ability to drive the bank’s vision to become the country’s leading ‘People-First, Digitally-Powered” bank.
Huntington’s internal brand of living our purpose features a strong legacy of looking out for people and creating exceptional experiences for colleagues and customers alike. Raj is responsible for critical human resources functions including strategic workforce planning, talent development, succession, and learning, in addition to compensation, benefits and recognition. Raj and his team also ensure focus on the engagement, development, retention, and attraction of the best talent to Huntington within a fair and equitable workplace.
With more than 35 years of professional experience. Raj previously was the managing director and global head of human resources for the Markit Group Ltd., a global financial information services firm. As part of the Executive Committee of Markit, he led human resources during the company’s successful IPO, while covering colleague matters across multiple international locations. During this time, he also oversaw due diligence and integration activities for company acquisitions, while cultivating an enterprising spirit to enhance company culture.
Prior to Markit Group, Raj was a senior vice president of human resources at Bank of America Securities where he was responsible for teams around the world. A native of Alberta, Canada, Raj began his banking career in Branch Banking for TD Bank Financial Group in Edmonton. During his 19-year career at TD Bank, he worked his way up through various positions becoming the managing director, human resources, TD Securities Inc. in New York, NY.
Raj is a business administration-accounting graduate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. He also has completed the executive development program at the Wharton School of Business.