Sharniya Ferdinand

Sharniya has progressed quickly through NatWest during the past 7 years – growing a reputation as the face of the bank in communities across London.

With experience spanning personal, business and commercial banking this has involved her supporting businesses to grow, scale and create personal wealth. A key part of Sharniya’s success has been to host expert educational business events that encouraged customers to network and exceed their business expectations. These free to attend events quickly became famous both internally and externally to NatWest with significant media coverage.

An additional key part of the work Sharniya led during this time was to support female business owners. In 2017 Sharniya was recognised with the RBS Women’s Opal award for her contribution to Women in Business.

Following the success of her previous role Sharniya was promoted to Business Inclusion Programme Coordinator, a role that is unique to Sharniya. This position involves managing a customer led strategic programme of inclusion activities across the bank and for commercial clients.

As an individual, Sharniya is passionate about diversity and inclusion and empowering those who are underrepresented in their industries and communities. Sharniya is an Inclusion Champion and supports NatWest’s aspiration to be a truly inclusive place to work.

Sharniya has a drive for personal improvement and knowledge which has seen her achieve a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Masters in Events and Exhibitions Management. In her spare time, Sharniya writes an online blog – sharing her personal experiences in life – whilst being an avid traveller.