We’ve appointed James Lye as new Global Head of International Banking

Singapore – Standard Chartered Bank (the Bank) today announced the appointment of James Lye as Global Head, International Banking. In this newly created role, James will lead the Group International Banking team and drive focused execution to turbocharge the Bank’s International Banking business.

With increasing international and inter-generational mobility, affluent clients have growing needs to manage their wealth across different jurisdictions. Standard Chartered’s unique network provides a clear advantage to help such clients with their cross-border needs. The distinctive combination of our wealth expertise, international hub and network presence has been designed to provide clients choice and flexibility. The Bank currently offers International Banking in four of the top cross-border hubs globally, namely Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Jersey.

James brings with him over 20 years of banking experience. He was most recently Head of Markets for Citibank International Personal Bank Singapore – a business unit specialising in offshore investment and wealth management products and services to high-net-worth individuals residing outside of Singapore – with responsibility for around 300 bankers. James’s tenure with Citi has seen him grow his career through various individual client relationship and product roles to regional team leadership roles.

Joining the Bank on 1 November 2022, James will be based in Singapore, reporting to Raymond Ang, Global Head, Affluent Clients, and Samir Subberwal, Head, Consumer, Private & Business Banking, Asia, and Global Head, Digital Business.

Commenting on the appointment, Raymond Ang said: “Our International Banking proposition answers clients’ cross-border wealth management needs. It complements the suite of affluent banking services that serves clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and differentiates Standard Chartered as a truly international bank. I am looking forward to having James on board to lead and take the business to greater heights.”

Samir Subberwal added: “Increased cross-border wealth management needs arising from increasing international mobility is a trend that is here to stay. We have doubled our International Banking team in the last three years and will continue to support our clients by hiring the best talents and enhancing our International Banking proposition through investments in digitalisation.”


For further information please contact:

Josephine Wong
Group Media Relations

Valerie Tay
Private Banking and Wealth Management Communications

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