Benjamin Hung

Chief Executive Officer, Asia | Joined 1992

Ben Hung


Ben was appointed Standard Chartered’s Chief Executive Officer for Asia in January 2021. He sits on the Group’s Management Team and is the Chairman of both Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited.


Ben joined Standard Chartered in 1992 and has held a number of senior management positions spanning corporate, commercial and retail banking. Prior to the current role, he was Regional CEO for Greater China & North Asia, and CEO of Retail Banking, and Wealth Management business globally. He is based in Hong Kong and has international banking experience in the United Kingdom and in Canada.

External appointments

Ben is a member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers, Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited’s Board of Directors and the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is an economic advisor at the International Consultative Conference on the Future Economic Development of Guangdong Province, mainland China. He was previously the chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, a member of the Financial Services Development Council, a board member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and a Council Member of the University of Hong Kong.


Asia beckons!

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Navigate the future | 8 Feb 2021

Asia beckons!

| 29 Jan 2021

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Grow your wealth | 5 Aug 2020

The sky’s the limit for the emerging affluent

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Grow your wealth | 29 Oct 2018

China is changing

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Trade beyond borders | 21 Oct 2015

The renminbi deserves its SDR recognition

Why now is a good time for the IMF to include the renminbi in its SDR currency basket

Trade beyond borders | 8 Jun 2015

All aboard China’s reform train

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a significant step in the opening up of China’s capital account

Trade beyond borders | 23 Apr 2014