Hiten Sonpal, Head of Specialist Sectors, Lombard

Hiten Sonpal is Head of Specialist Sectors at Lombard, providing asset finance to businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to large multi-national corporates. Lombard has been supporting UK business growth for over 150 years, adapting finance solutions to align with customer’s ambitions, large or small, straightforward or complex.

Hiten joined Lombard from school and opted to undertake a Chartered Institute of Bankers degree while gaining experience in the workplace. Fast forward to 2011, Hiten was asked to form a team focused on green energy finance – that team are now recognised as experts and thoughts leaders in the sector. They work hand-in-hand with industry partners and trade associations to help educate businesses in the benefits of low carbon technologies, illustrating how renewable energy can improve a business’ carbon footprint, as well reduce their operational costs. His hard work and passion for the sector led to a win at the 2015 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, where he took home the Young Sustainability Executive of the Year Award.

More recently, Hiten has expanded his team to support businesses in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, aviation, commercial transportation and commercial marine. By building strong relationships with his business and commercial customers, Hiten’s team help with more than just asset finance, connecting them with quality banking services, vehicle funding and specialist technology solutions that help take businesses of any size to the next level.

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