Deputy Group Chief Executive
Mike Rees was appointed to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC on 4 August 2009. He is based in London and is Deputy Group Chief Executive.
Mike joined Standard Chartered in 1990 as the Chief Financial Officer for Global Treasury then, in October 1994, he was appointed Regional Treasurer in Singapore, responsible for South East Asia Treasury businesses. In late 2000, Mike was appointed Group Head of Global Markets. In November 2002, he was promoted to the new role of Chief Executive Officer, Wholesale Banking, responsible for all Commercial Banking products in addition to his responsibilities for Global Markets products. On 1 April 2014, Mike was appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive with responsibility for the combined Wholesale Banking and Consumer Banking businesses.
Mike graduated in 1978 from the University of Aston, Birmingham (B.Sc. Hons.) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Whinney Murray. He joined J.P Morgan in 1980 where he held several senior roles in Finance.
Mike is a member of the International Advisory Board of Mauritius and the International Advisory Board Roma. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) and the UK Institute of Directors (IOD).
Mike is married with four children and his interests include golf, rugby, farming, art, antiques and reading. He was born in 1956.