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Sushil Tuli

Chairman & CEO, Leader Bank

Sushil K. Tuli. Sushil K. Tuli, the President, Chairman and CEO of the Holding Company and the current
CEO and Chairman of Leader Bank, has been one of the leading figures in financial services throughout Massachusetts
for nearly thirty-five years. Mr. Tuli founded Leader Bank in May of 2002, opening a single branch in East Arlington
with seven employees and $6.5 million in assets. Mr. Tuli has guided Leader Bank to become one of the top
community banks in the county, with well over 350 employees across seven full-service branches and three loan
production centers, and over $4 billion in assets. Since its founding, Mr. Tuli has grown all facets of Leader Bank’s
business, with a particular focus on retail banking, residential mortgages and both commercial and small business
lending.
Mr. Tuli and Leader Bank have been repeatedly honored for their success over the last decade. Under Mr.
Tuli’s leadership, Leader Bank has received both a 5-Star Superior Rating from Bauer Financial in every quarter since
2010 and an “A” or “Excellent” rating from Weiss Ratings every year since 2009. Mr. Tuli has also received a
Lifetime Achievement Award from TiE-Boston for his work mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs and small
businesses and was given a New England Choice Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 for his achievements
in the financial services industry.
Mr. Tuli’s leadership extends beyond his work with Leader Bank, having served in 1999 as the Chairman of
the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association, the largest mortgage banking industry association in New England.
Mr. Tuli is currently serving as a Class A Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and on the Board of
Directors for the Boston Chamber of Commerce, and he also is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute. Mr. Tuli also recently served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Housing Finance
Agency and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, as well as being a member of both the Massachusetts
Home Ownership Advisory Committee and Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council. Mr. Tuli is
regularly interviewed and quoted regarding his experience in and knowledge of lending and banking in Massachusetts
and nationwide and has been the subject of personal profiles in publications such as the Boston Globe and Banker and
Tradesman.
Mr. Tuli received a Master’s of Public Administration in 1975 from Punjab University in India and graduated
from the Harvard Business School’s Owner, President and Management Program in 2010. Mr. Tuli was also
recognized by Franklin Pierce University in 2018 with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for his
contributions to the banking industry.