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Dr Byron Grote

Independent Non-Executive Director | Joined July 2014


Byron was appointed an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC in July 2014.


Byron has broad and deep commercial, financial and international experience.


From 1988 to 2000, Byron worked across BP in a variety of commercial, operational and executive roles. He was appointed as chief executive of BP Chemicals and a managing director of BP plc in 2000 and had regional group-level accountability for BP’s activities in Asia from 2001 to 2006. Byron was chief financial officer of BP plc from 2002 until 2011, subsequently serving as BP’s executive vice president, corporate business activities, from 2012 to 2013 with responsibility for the group’s integrated supply and trading activities, alternative energy, shipping and technology. Byron was a non-executive director at Unilever plc and Unilever NV before stepping down in 2015.

External appointments

Byron is Senior Independent Director at Anglo American plc and Tesco plc, and is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Akzo Nobel NV. He is also a member of the European Audit Committee Leadership Network.