Standard Chartered reorganises Middle East and Africa team

Standard-CharteredStandard Chartered has hired Chris van Staden as regional head of securities services, Africa and Middle East (AME). His role will cover 17 countries across the region and he will oversee the sales, product, implementation, client management, technology and operations functions of the business. Van Staden will be based in South Africa and report to Margaret Harwood-Jones, global head of securities services, and Philip Panaino, regional head of transaction banking, AME. Van Staden will be supported by a number of newly appointed executives including Prochi Sookun, regional head of sales, Pierre Mengal, regional head of product, Middle East, and Jatin Rangras, head of securities services, UAE and interim regional head of operations. “Africa remains a key priority in our growth strategy and having an experienced leadership team across the region is a pre-requisite to meeting client expectations,” said Harwood-Jones. ©2018 funds global mena

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