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Standard Chartered appoints regional Vice Chairs

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Standard Chartered has appointed three regional Vice Chairs for its Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) business to develop and strengthen its key strategic client relationships across Greater China and North Asia (GCNA), the Americas and Europe.

Standard Chartered appoints regional Vice Chairs

Yang Chang-Po (Vice Chair, CIB, Greater China and North Asia), Sean Verity (Vice Chair, CIB, Americas) and Jonathan Bewes (Vice Chair, CIB, Europe) will be based in Hong Kong, New York and London, respectively. They will focus on building the Bank’s client relationship strategy across various industry sectors and global clients, as well as strengthening existing relationships. 

Commenting on their appointments, Simon Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate and Institutional Banking, said: “We are delighted to have Chang-Po, Sean and Jonathan join us.”

“Deep client relationships are at the heart of what differentiates Standard Chartered, and their appointments will ensure that we continue to strengthen these trusted client relationships.”

Chang-Po is a seasoned banker with over 31 years’ experience spanning institutions such as the World Bank, China International Capital Corporation. Most recently Chang-Po was at Goldman Sachs, which he joined as managing director in 2006 and was named partner in 2010. He was also a member of the China IBD Executive Committee and the IBS Leadership Group. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas.

Sean has over 40 years’ experience in banking and the broader financial services sector, including Barclays Bank International, GEISCO and Chase Manhattan Bank. More recently, Sean has been a Management Partner in a UK firm of Chartered Accountants and an Executive Vice President and member of the Operating Committee at BNY Mellon, where he was responsible for managing and developing a targeted number of key strategic relationships with clients and delivering the breadth of the company’s products and services to these institutions. 

Jonathan brings with him over 25 years’ investment banking experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and Flemings. As a senior banker, he has provided advice to the Boards of many UK and overseas companies on a wide range of financial and strategic issues, including financing, M&A and general corporate matters. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Next plc, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

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