Corporate Governance - Biography
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Named BankUnited's President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of BankUnited on January 1, 2019, Rajinder Singh has been a guiding force behind BankUnited's success since 2009 helping transform a failed thrift into the largest independent depository institution headquartered in Florida, with banking centers in Florida and the New York metropolitan area.
As one of the founders of BankUnited, he served as Chief Operating Officer, and was instrumental in the largest bank IPOs in U.S. history at that time when BankUnited, Inc. went public in January 2011.
Before joining BankUnited, Singh was managing director and led the financial services practice of Invesco's WL Ross & Co., a private equity firm with more than $8 billion under management.
Earlier in his career, Singh was executive vice president of Capital One Financial Corp's banking segment, including retail and business banking in five states. He joined Capital One when the company purchased his previous employer, North Fork Bancorporation, where he was head of corporate strategy.
Before North Fork, Singh led FleetBoston Financial Corporation's domestic mergers and acquisitions activity, where he worked on more than 20 transactions in nine years. Singh holds a master's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.