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We’re here for good

As a major hub for Latin America coverage, Standard Chartered Brazil enables us to better serve our strategic Americas client base

Who we are and what we do

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 52 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good. We’re listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

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Standard Chartered in Brazil

Standard Chartered has had a presence in Brazil since the 1970s. In 2019, we converted to a representative office in Sao Paulo. All products and services are carried out by our principal financial institution abroad. 

Our Brazil office enables us to better serve our Americas and Europe client base by facilitating trade and investment flows between the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Our Corporate & Institutional banking strategy is focused on financial institutions, multinationals and select Latin American corporates with links to the Standard Chartered global network. We support our client base through Trade Finance, Cash Management, Corporate Finance, DCM and other products that we offer offshore.

The world must reach NetZero carbon by 2050 or face a climate catastrophe, with animals like the jaguar being severely impacted.

Standard Chartered is proud to be part of the Jaguar Parade, an art installation that aims to raise funds and awareness about the urgent need to conserve jaguars and their habitats.

The parade in Brazil was a roaring success. Next week, people will see jaguar statues all around New York City.

Learn more about the Jaguar Parade here, and the Bank’s stands here.

Opening doors to international growth

Standard Chartered in Europe and Americas

We take pride in our ability to bridge the physical distance between our clients based in the region who are looking to expand into and across our network, and vice versa.

The Europe and Americas region is a center of expertise for the Bank’s major product groups, allowing us to provide a wide range of services, platforms and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our clients.

As one of the Bank’s fastest growing client franchises, our business across Europe and the Americas is pivotal to delivering the strategic aspirations of the Bank.

We opened our UK office in 1853 and our London headquarters is the main center in Europe for Corporate & Institutional Banking client coverage. It is also a booking center, along with Jersey for our Private Banking business and Priority Banking and Retail Banking services, which are provided out of Jersey and in the Falklands.

Our EU hub, Standard Chartered Bank AG, which is located in Frankfurt, strengthens our presence across Europe and enables us to better serve our strategic and evolving European client base.

Standard Chartered is also present in multiple locations across North and South America, with our Americas headquarters located in New York.

Our Americas franchise, through our Corporate and Institutional Banking business, is committed to providing financial products and services to multi-national corporations, financial institutions and development organisations.

Our CEO in Brazil

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Germana Cruz

CEO & Head of Financial Institutions, Latin America

Germana Cruz joined Standard Chartered in August 2003 as Head of Financial Institutions in Brazil. In November 2015 Germana started managing the Financial Institutions businesses in Latin America (Latam) and since January 2020 she has been the CEO and Head of Financial Institutions, Latam responsible for Standard Chartered’s franchises in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.

Her extensive career has spanned international banking roles in financial institutions over the past 25 years where she held several positions including product specialist, relationship manager of foreign and domestic banks, and roles in the back office.

Click here to listen to the latest Women Leaders in Payments podcast series featuring Germana Cruz

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