Thu, Sep 10, 2020 – 5:39 PM
STANDARD Chartered veteran Judy Hsu will be moved to a global role from Jan 1, 2021. She will take charge of a new consumer, private and business banking (CPBB) business under a slew of changes in the bank's organisation structure.
The CPBB business is a combination of the group's individual clients and related products; it includes retail banking, private banking and wealth management.
Ms Hsu, currently the regional chief executive for Asean and South Asia, will be responsible for growing the affluent client base, for whom StanChart manages assets worth over US$200 billion. She will also develop the group's mass-market digital banking solutions and deliver further efficiencies, said the bank in a statement.
She will continue to be based in Singapore in her new role. With her appointment, both the global business CEOs overseeing all the banks business lines will be based in Singapore. Simon Cooper, now the chief executive for Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB), is already based here.
Ms Hsu will hand over her Asean and South Asia portfolio, which will be subsumed under a new Asia regional chief executive role led by the Hong Kong-based Ben Hung. He is now regional chief executive for Greater China and North Asia and also the chief executive for Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
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The bank said that this will enable the group to better leverage its international network to facilitate increasing trade and investment flows across Asia, while continuing to pursue opportunities in China's Greater Bay Area, and to capitalise on the wealth and business opportunities Asean presents.
Tracy Clarke, regional chief executive for Europe and the Americas and chief executive, Private Bank, will retire at the end of this year to focus on her external board roles. The group's business in the region mostly enables the region's corporate and institutional clients to utilise its network through Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Torry Berntsen, now the chief executive for the Americas, will helm Europe and the Americas. He will report to Mr Cooper, who will have overall oversight of the region.
Bill Winters, group chief executive of StanChart, said that these changes will strengthen the bank's business with individual clients, "supporting growth in all aspects of this profitable and differentiated business".
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