BECU Welcomes New SVP, Credit Risk Management & Chief Credit Officer


BECU recently welcomed Shahzad Kazi as Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Management and Chief Credit Officer (CCO). In his new role, Kazi is responsible for developing and executing a credit risk and portfolio management strategy across all of BECU’s consumer and commercial businesses. He also leads BECU’s Credit Risk Committee and plays a key role in other credit risk-related governance committees.

With more than 25 years of experience in consumer and commercial banking, credit and enterprise risk, and credit policy administration leadership, Kazi brings a wealth of knowledge to Washington’s largest credit union. He joined BECU from Mosaic, an Oakland-based solar fintech company, where he served as the Chief Risk Officer since 2016. Prior to that, he held senior executive roles at Suntrust, HSBC, Citibank, and ABN-AMRO Bank.

Kazi has bachelor’s degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Law from the University of Karachi in Pakistan and earned his Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in Quantitative Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Extending support to his community, he also serves as Treasurer on the board of the Human Development Foundation.

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