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StanChart names new transaction banking head

StanChart names new transaction banking head

(18 January 2018 – United Kingdom) The British bank has hired a high-profile ex-Deutsche banker as global head of transaction banking as it ramps up its fintech offering.

Lisa Robins, previously a senior executive at Deutsche Bank, is joining Standard Chartered as global head of transaction banking in a major shake-up at the global bank.

Robins replaces Alex Manson, who is taking up a new role focused on digital innovation and fintech. Meanwhile a high-profile Asia-based treasurer is also switching to banking with StanChart in London.

She will be based in Singapore and report to Simon Cooper, CEO of corporate and institutional banking. She will also join the bank’s corporate and institutional banking management team.

Speaking of the appointment, Cooper said, “As a banking veteran with deep experience running international transaction and commercial banking across complex markets, Lisa will ensure that the business goes from strength to strength as we deliver our network and innovative solutions to our clients.”

Robins' career has spanned 38 years across Asia, Europe and the US including stints with JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, where she was head of global transaction banking for Asia Pacific until leaving the bank last November. 

Meanwhile, StanChart’s former global head of transaction banking, will oversee the bank’s new fintech unit, SC Ventures. This unit will lead digital innovation across the group, invest in fintechs and other start-up companies, promote rapid testing and implementation of new business models.

Manson will report to Michael Gorriz, group chief information officer. He takes up the new role on March 1 and will be based in Singapore.

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