Ian Rakhit, Bankwest (Australia)

general manager of third-party banking

Ian Rakhit, Bankwest’s head of third-party banking since November 2017, is an experienced senior sales leader with proven deliverable skills across colleague, customer, compliance, cost, and sales, in both inputs and outcomes. Another repeat entrant on the Mortgage Global 100, he has an extensive banking track record both in Australia and internationally. Under his watch, Bankwest has performed strongly in MPA’s annual Brokers on Banks survey, taking pole position in 2020. Since joining Bankwest in 2007 Rakhit has held several roles including: head of East Coast stores, retail, head of specialist banking, head of broker sales and NSW state manager, broker, stores, and lending. Rakhit prides himself for his ability to make tough business decisions on the front-line, and for investing time in mentoring others.