Dr Byron Grote
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr Byron Grote was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc on 1 July 2014.
Byron is a Non-Executive Director at Tesco PLC, Non-Executive Director at Anglo American plc, and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Akzo Nobel NV.
Byron spent nine years at Standard Oil of Ohio prior to it being acquired by BP plc in 1987. From 1988 to 2000 Byron worked across BP in a variety of commercial, operational and executive roles. He was appointed CEO of BP Chemicals and a Managing Director of BP plc in 2000 and subsequently CFO of BP plc from 2002 through 2011. From 2012 to 2013 Byron served as BP’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Activities, with responsibility for the Group’s integrated supply and trading activities, alternative energy, shipping and technology. Byron was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Unilever Plc and Unilever NV until he stepped down at the end of April 2015.
Byron is a member of the European Audit Committee Leadership Network and an emeritus member of the Cornell Johnson School Advisory Council at Cornell University. Byron holds a PhD in Quantitative Analysis from Cornell University.