Chief Information Officer and Group Head of Group Technology and Operations
Jan Verplancke is Chief Information Officer for the Group, having joined Standard Chartered in March 2004. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all systems development, technology support and banking operations. Jan has been instrumental in driving productivity gain and innovations.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Jan was Chief Information Officer - EMEA at Dell. Next to the overall systems responsibility for EMEA, he was responsible for the expansion of Dell's business in terms of new markets and consolidation of back-office operations, running teams in Slovakia and Casablanca to name two. He helped Dell to better leverage lower costs in their hubs around the world.
Before Dell, Jan worked at Levis Strauss, having joined in 1984 in Brussels, where he focused on the introduction of personal computers through Western European affiliates. From 1989 till 1993 he helped build up the newly opened markets in Eastern Europe, from the Geneva office. In 1994, remaining with Levis', he relocated to San Francisco as Chief Architect, and was responsible for setting global technology standards and contracts, as well as guiding the global development.
Jan is married and has three sons and a daughter. Belgian by birth, Jan and his family now live between Singapore, France and Switzerland. His hobbies include astronomy, music and horse riding.