About US

We’re Here for good

Our decision to establish our new German subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank AG strengthens our presence in Europe and enables us to better serve our strategic and evolving European client base

who we are and what we do

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in the world’s most dynamic markets. 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. With more than 86,000 employees and a presence in 60 countries and territories in Europe and Americas (E&A), Asia, the Middle East and Africa, our network serves customers in close to 150 markets worldwide. We’re listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.Click here for more.

Standard Chartered in Germany

We have a long history in Europe and first started providing financial products and services for German corporates and financial institutions in 1907.

In anticipation of the UK’s departure from European Union, we have expanded our existing operations in Germany and turned our former Frankfurt branch into a new German subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank AG. We have also moved into a new headquarters in Frankfurt and have more than 200 colleagues based there including a local management team and we expect this number to continue to grow.

As we increase our focus on our business and clients based in Europe, Standard Chartered Bank AG optimally positions us, both geographically and strategically, to further develop our business and remain at the heart of Europe. It also incorporates our branches in France and Sweden.

Standard Chartered Bank AG is pivotal to helping us deliver more dynamic client-focused propositions and increase our reach as well as drive the our business in Germany and throughout our European market.

Standard Chartered in Europe and Americas

In Europe and Americas, we employ nearly 3,000 people in 14 different countries and bank nearly 75% of the world’s top 20 brands from the region.

As a bank deeply rooted in Europe, London has been the location of our headquarters since 1907 and our recent expansion of operations in Germany through the inception of Standard Chartered Bank AG, strengthens our vast network and presence in Europe even further.

Our fortified European foothold and regional centre of expertise enable us to provide our core products, services and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our clients, whether they are based in Europe and looking to expand overseas or vice versa.

Standard Chartered also has a strong North and South America presence and is headquartered in New York. Our principal business areas in the Americas’ include Corporate and Institutional Banking, Transaction Banking, Financial Markets, Technology, Oil and Gas and local FX and interest rates markets.


The Supervisory Board

The Standard Chartered Bank AG Supervisory Board will be responsible for supervising the Management Board.

The Standard Chartered Bank Supervisory Board comprises of:

  • Tracy Clarke, Regional CEO Europe and Americas
  • Stephen Sheridan, Regional COO, Europe and Americas
  • Peter Burrill, Group Head of Finance
  • Klaus Entenmann, Independent Non-Executive Director

The Management Team

Heinz Hilger

CEO and Country Head, Global Banking, Germany

Heinz Hilger has been Chief Executive Officer since July 2018. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in June 2013 as Head of Global Banking for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and became Country Officer for the Germany Branch in 2015.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, he spent 7 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) as Head of Corporate Banking and Debt Capital Markets in the German-speaking segment of the EMEA region. In 2009, he was approved by the German regulator BAFin as ‘Geschaeftsleiter’ and was appointed as a member of the board of directors at Bank of America, N.A. Frankfurt Branch.

In previous roles, Heinz worked for 11 years at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, London and New York. He also worked 4 years at JP Morgan in Frankfurt as a client coverage officer within the bank’s investment banking division.

He has a diploma in Economics and Finance from the University Aachen / Germany.

Stephan Schrameier

Head of FM and FM Sales Continental Europe

Stephan Schrameier joined Standard Chartered as Head of Financial Markets and Sales Continental Europe in April 2018 and will manage interest and currency products in the Continental Europe region.

Before joining Standard Chartered he worked for Deutsche Bank London and Frankfurt for 10 years in various roles in DCM and CMTS. He left as Managing Director, Head of CMTS Internal Cooperation where he was responsible for the Capital Market business and Treasury solutions for corporate customers and the public sector in Germany.

In this role, Stephan managed the DCM business as well as the interest and currency products of Deutsche Bank. Stephan Schrameier studied at City University London, Business School and and holds a Diploma as MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance.

Michael Hellbeck

Chief Risk Officer, Germany

Michael Hellbeck is the Chief Risk Officer and a Member of the Management Board of Standard Chartered Bank AG.

He joined Standard Chartered Bank in August 2010 as Chief Operating Officer & Head of Regulatory Affairs / Country Head of Compliance in Korea. In 2014 he transferred to Standard Chartered Bank Singapore (Group) as global Transaction Banking – Trade COO. From January 2018, Michael joined Standard Chartered Bank in Germany to help manage the Brexit Response Program and build out the Risk Management function for SCB AG. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Michael Hellbeck worked for 27 years at Deutsche Bank in Germany, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines, in various roles including credit risk management, client coverage and COO / country management. Michael has a bachelor in Banking Sciences from Frankfurt School of Management & Finance.

OUR regulatory disclosures

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We are present in 60 markets

Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969