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We’re Here for good

Our decision to create a new bank in Germany further 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. Germany is one of the Bank’s fastest growing client franchises and is pivotal to delivering our strategic aspirations in Europe and continuing to meet the needs of our European clients and those wishing to do business in Europe. We will be moving to new headquarters in Frankfurt in May 2019 and have more than 200 colleagues based in Germany and expect that number to grow. 

As we increase our focus on our business and clients based in Europe, we wanted to ensure we were well-positioned, both geographically and strategically, to further develop our business and remain at the heart of Europe.

Standard Chartered Bank AG will be the catalyst for a more dynamic client-focused proposition and will increase our reach as well as drive the growth of our business in Germany and throughout our European market. It will also incorporate our branches in France and Sweden.

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.

The Europe region is a centre 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, whether they are based in Europe and looking to expand overseas or vice versa. We are expanding our European footprint because Europe is one of the Bank’s fastest growing client franchises and is pivotal to delivering our strategic aspirations. London has been the location of our headquarters since 1907 and is the main centre in Europe for Corporate & Institutional Banking client coverage.

Standard Chartered is also present in multiple locations across North and South America and has its Americas’ headquarters in New York. Our 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.

Our leaders in Germany

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 BAF in 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.

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Our global network

We are present in 60 markets

Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969

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