Alex Manson

SC Ventures

Alex Manson of SCVentures

Alex Manson heads SC Ventures at Standard Chartered, a new business unit established in March 2018 to lead innovation and promote intrapreneurship across the Group, run a professional investment unit to invest in fintech companies, and promote the testing and implementation of new business models with new disruptive ventures wholly or partially owned by the Group.

Alex was previously Global Head of Transaction Banking, between 2014 and 2018. In that role, he repositioned the business to a sustainable and growing franchise, drove innovation in the Bank’s core processes and its approach to clients, notably with the “Banking the ecosystem” approach. He joined Standard Chartered as Group Head, Wholesale Banking Geographies in 2012.

Prior to that, Alex was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, including as Global Head of Lending and Corporate Banking Coverage, before which he was at Credit Suisse for 8 years. His roles have spanned product and client coverage across fixed income origination & structuring and investment banking advisory & capital raising. He has worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Hong-Kong and Singapore.

Alex holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from the Polytechnicum of Zurich.

Insights Insights by Alex

Banking the Ecosystem™

Business is done by communities – banks should recognise this, looking to serve beyond conventional single-client relationships

Expand your business | 22 Sep 2016

Singapore: evolving to stay ahead

Its appeal as a hub for trade and finance is indisputable, but Sibos-host Singapore must keep adapting to stay competitive

Trade beyond borders | 12 Oct 2015

Trade is changing – time for the WTO to catch up

To continue to boost trade, the World Trade Organization needs to broaden its scope

Trade beyond borders | 21 Apr 2015

How Africa can make the next quantum leap in trade

The huge opportunities for growth in Africa’s trade will only be unlocked if structural issues can be overcome

Trade beyond borders | 17 Nov 2014