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Shirish Apte

Independent Non-Executive Director | Joined May 2022

Shirish Apte


Shirish was appointed an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC in May 2022 and to the Court of Standard Chartered Bank in January 2023.


Shirish has extensive corporate, investment banking, risk management, commercial and retail banking experience. He has a deep understanding of financial services, notably across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Central and Eastern European regions.


Shirish spent over 30 years with Citigroup, where he focused on corporate and investment banking, and managed commercial and retail banking businesses at country and regional level.  He has strong Risk experience at Country and Regional level and was a Senior Credit Officer and a Senior Securities Officer at Citigroup.

Shirish was Co-CEO for Citi’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business from 2008 to 2009, and Regional CEO Asia Pacific from 2009 – 2011. He was Chairman Asia Pacific Banking from 2012 until his retirement in 2014. He was on the Executive and Operating Committees of Citigroup from 2008 – 2014. From June 2014, he was an independent non-executive director at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia until stepping down in October 2022.

External Appointments

Shirish is an independent non-executive director of Hillhouse Investments and Singapore Life Pte Ltd. He is also an independent non-executive director of Keppel Corporation Limited, where he is a member of its Audit and Board Risk Committees.