28 August 2012, London/Singapore – Standard Chartered has appointed Alex Manson as Group Head, Wholesale Banking Geographies. Alex joined the Bank on 13 August and reports to Mike Rees, Group Executive Director and CEO of Wholesale Banking. He is based in London and will also be on the Wholesale Banking Management Group.
In this role, Alex will lead the Bank’s Wholesale Banking’s focus on driving revenues, accelerating organic growth, and enhancing strategic capabilities across the Bank’s footprint of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He will also represent the Bank to major clients across these geographies to deepen the Bank’s corporate and institutional relationships.
Alex brings to Standard Chartered a wealth of experience in investment banking with global management responsibilities. Prior to joining the Bank, Alex was 12 years at Deutsche Bank where he held several senior management positions, including Global Head of Corporate Banking Coverage & Global Lending, and Head of Global Banking Coverage in Asia Pacific. Before Deutsche Bank, Alex worked at Credit Suisse for seven years.
Commenting on the appointment, Mike Rees, Group Executive Director and CEO, Wholesale Banking said, “I am pleased that Alex will be joining my leadership team. He has extensive experience in corporate and investment banking, both as a Chief Operating Officer and in various client facing roles. His strong geographic and industry knowledge will support the continued growth of our business, as we continue to deepen our strategy across our markets and focus on business delivery, governance and strategy.”
“I am both excited and privileged to join a bank with a client-centric strategy that continues to lead the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the Wholesale Banking Management Group to further differentiate ourselves in our markets,” said Alex Manson, Group Head of Wholesale Banking Geographies.