Mark Smith

Group Chief Risk Officer | Joined January 2016

Mark Smith


Mark was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer of Standard Chartered PLC in January 2016 and Chief Risk Officer of Standard Chartered Bank in April 2019. Mark is a Director of Standard Chartered Bank. He is responsible for managing Credit, Traded, Market, Operational and Technology, Information and Cyber Security, Reputational and Sustainability, Climate, Treasury and Model Risk across the Group and ensuring the broader risk framework is effective.


Before joining Standard Chartered, Mark was the Chief Risk Officer Europe, Middle East and Africa and Global Head, Wholesale Credit and Traded Risk for HSBC. He had a long and successful career at HSBC, having joined Midland Bank as a graduate trainee prior to its acquisition by HSBC. Other roles at HSBC included chief operating officer, Global Corporate & Institutional Banking. Mark has worked in London and Hong Kong.

External appointments

Mark is a member of the Foundation Board of the International Financial Risk Institute.


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