Asset finance giant Lombard has appointed Hiten Sonpal as head of specialist sectors – the newly created role covers renewable energy, manufacturing, commercial transportation, agriculture and introducers.
In his new role Sonpal will report to director of external relationship management Paul Roberts.
Roberts said: “Hiten has made a significant contribution to raising awareness of green and renewable energy funding not just with Lombard customers but across the wider market. We believe that the enthusiasm and expertise that he brings to his new role will have a similar impact in differentiating Lombard’s offering in the other specialist areas under his guardianship.
“Lombard are committed to educating and supporting businesses around the options available to them in supporting their aspirations and this appointment is testament to that commitment”
Previously, director of Lombard Green Energy Finance, Hiten was named Young Sustainability Executive of the Year at the Business Green Leaders Awards last year.
Sonpal said “I’m looking forward immensely to my new position, to extending my championing of green energy to other sectors and to adding value to the asset finance proposition we offer to our customers across each of these specialist sectors.”
Sonpal takes up his new role with immediate affect.