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Standard Chartered Bank AG appoints Sonia Wentzel as Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, International Corporates for DACH region

on 2 Nov 2022

1 November, Frankfurt – Standard Chartered Bank AG has appointed Sonia Wentzel, internationally experienced top banker, as Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, International Corporates for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Wentzel joins from Deutsche Bank AG, where she held a number of positions over 18 years, most recently as Head of Cologne Market Area, Corporate Clients. 

At Standard Chartered, Wentzel will lead the client coverage team based out of Frankfurt, supporting international and German corporates with their business needs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East – Standard Chartered Bank’s core markets. Wentzel’s internationality and her Asian experience are great assets in her new position.

 “Sonia Wentzel is the ideal person to lead our client coverage team and a valuable asset for our bank,” said Heinz Hilger, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank AG. “We consider ourselves very fortunate to have her onboard. Our clients will benefit from her many years of experience with corporate clients as well as from her knowledge of international markets and experience in Asia.”

Born in Rio de Janeiro, she studied law and began her professional career at an international commercial law firm. She moved to Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in 2004 to join the Global Banking Division. Via Amsterdam, New York, Stuttgart and Buenos Aires, her professional career took her to Singapore and then to Beijing and Shanghai in 2016, where she was most recently Head of China Subsidiary Coverage EMEA exDACH/US/APAC, looking after Chinese subsidiaries of corporates from Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In September 2020, Sonia Wentzel returned to Germany, where she took over as Market Area Head Cologne in the Corporate Clients division for Deutsche Bank.

Standard Chartered Bank AG was formally established in December 2018 with headquarters in Frankfurt, following the granting of a full banking license, and acts as Standard Chartered’s EU hub. SCB AG currently employs over 280 people representing in excess of 40 nationalities in Frankfurt and its branches in France and Sweden.  

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For further information please contact:

Lauren Verner        

Standard Chartered Bank         

Tel: +44 (0)7500 826 143                                                        


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