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Karby Leggett

Global Head of Public Sector and Development Organisations

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Karby runs the Public Sector and Development Organisations (“PSDO”) team globally, responsible for the Bank’s coverage of Ministries of Finance, Central Banks, Development Organisations and other Government related institutions across its global footprint. He was previously Asia Head of the PSDO Business.

Karby previously ran the Bank’s Capital Markets business in the Greater China & North East Asia region, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of bonds, syndicated loans and asset-backed securities. Karby also previously ran the SSA DCM business for Standard Chartered, covering a broad range of clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Before joining Standard Chartered, Karby worked at Goldman Sachs where he oversaw the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa sovereign ratings advisory and risk management function. His key government clients at both GS and Standard Chartered include among others, governments in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Egypt, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Libya, as well as certain government and private sector entities in each country.

Karby has over 25 years of experience in capital markets, finance, risk management and sovereign ratings advisory and international affairs including a decade during which he worked as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering China and the post 9-11 conflict region in the Middle East.

Karby has lived previously in China, Korea and Japan and the Middle East, and speaks fluent Mandarin. He is based in Singapore.


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