Bill Winters, CBE

Group Chief Executive | Joined June 2015 | Job description


Bill was appointed Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC in June 2015 and Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank in April 2019.


Bill is a career banker with significant frontline global banking experience and a proven track record of leadership and financial success. He has extensive experience of working in emerging markets and a proven record in spotting and nurturing talent.


Bill began his career with JP Morgan, where he went on to become one of its top five most senior executives and later co-chief executive officer at the investment bank from 2004 until he stepped down in 2009. Bill was invited to be a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established in 2010, to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in banking. Subsequently, he served as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and was asked by the Court of the Bank of England to complete an independent review of the bank’s liquidity operations. In 2011, Bill founded Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset management firm, where he was chairman and CEO. He stepped down on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board. Bill was previously a non-executive director of Pension Insurance Corporation plc and RIT Capital Partners plc. He received a CBE in 2013.

External appointments

Bill is an independent non-executive director of Novartis International AG.

Insights See what Bill is writing about

Addressing the youth skills gap

Learn, earn and grow. How we're helping the next generation

Explore our world | 15 Jul 2019

Moving to a low-carbon future – why banks and companies need to step up

We’re making progress on understanding our contribution to climate goals, but cannot go it alone

Explore our world | 7 May 2019

We can make globalisation work

The private sector can and must play a proactive role in contributing to sustainable economic growth

Explore our world | 6 Sep 2018

Fighting financial crime: why 2018 must be a breakthrough year

Our CEO Bill Winters explains how digital banking has created openings for criminals and why lenders must fight back

Explore our world | 14 May 2018