Simon Cooper

CEO, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and CEO, Europe & Americas | Joined April 2016

Simon Cooper


Simon joined the Group as CEO, Corporate & Institutional Banking in April 2016. He assumed the additional responsibility for Commercial Banking in March 2018 and was appointed as the Chief Executive of Europe and Americas in 2020. Based in Singapore, he is a member of the Group Management Team and Chair of the Group Diversity & Inclusion Council


Simon has extensive experience across our markets and client segments. He was previously group managing director and chief executive of Global Commercial Banking at HSBC, having joined HSBC in 1989 and held a number of senior roles including deputy chairman and chief executive officer, Middle East and North Africa; chief executive officer, Korea; and head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Singapore. He has significant experience in the areas of corporate finance, corporate banking and transaction banking.

External appointments

Simon is a member of the advisory board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business. He is a trustee of the Standard Chartered Foundation.


The power of partnerships: Connecting public to private

Partnerships between the public and private sectors can unlock capital to bridge funding gaps.

| 11 Oct 2022

The Transition Finance Imperative Part Two: A Conversation with Simon Cooper

Transitioning emerging markets and carbon-intensive industries is vital to realize net zero. Simon Cooper, our CEO of Corporate, Commercial &…

| 17 Nov 2021

Choose to Challenge: how we can achieve gender parity in the next 10 years

Standard Chartered’s Simon Cooper outlines the Bank’s vision to help bring about gender parity.

| 23 Mar 2021

Why sustainability should be at the forefront of finance

Sustainability and finance should go hand in hand if we’re to solve the world’s environmental and social challenges

Explore our world | 17 Apr 2019

The evolution of sustainable finance

Financial institutions play a key role in solving the world’s environmental and social challenges.

| 5 Feb 2019