We’re banking on cultural diversity

We celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by spotlighting some of our Chinese ‘corridor bankers’

At Standard Chartered, we believe that cultural diversity is an essential factor in our success, not just as a business entity, but as an employer of people. We want to promote cultural understanding in everything we do.

The rich diversity of our network is one of the things that makes us who we are, that defines how we operate. It also puts us in a unique position to help our clients and communities prosper.

Today, we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by illustrating one of the many ways we’re building on our unique diversity: our Chinese ‘corridor bankers’.

By travelling to and working in different countries and continents, our Chinese-speaking colleagues are using their language skills, combined with their business knowledge, to help smooth the process when collaborating with Chinese-speaking businesses and clients. And while they do this, our corridor bankers are gaining enriching experiences, expanding their horizons, and developing themselves. Their stories are inspiring, and offer a welcome reminder of the importance of building our cultural knowledge, which helps us to collaborate.

In the carousel below, you can read about some of our corridor bankers, including Ray, who helps clients navigate their way through local customs and processes in South Africa, and Alex, who advises clients that operate within, or are looking to operate within, the Brazilian economy.

To learn more about diversity and inclusion at Standard Chartered, click here.