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Steven Cranwell

Chief Executive Officer, US and Europe & Americas


Steven (‘Steve’) Cranwell is the Chief Executive Officer, US and Europe & Americas at Standard Chartered. Prior to this role, Steve was Chief Executive Officer and Regional Head, Client Coverage of the Americas at Standard Chartered. Based in New York, he is responsible for leading the Bank’s strategy, client relationships, employee engagement, governance, risk management and regulatory commitments for the Bank’s businesses across Europe and the Americas.


Steve joined Standard Chartered in March 2018 as Global Head, Commercial Real Estate before assuming responsibility for the broader Global Industries Group in September 2018. In this role, he oversaw the delivery of a full suite of banking and strategic solutions to clients across the Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Power Utilities & Infrastructure, Cleantech and Commodity Traders & Agribusiness sectors to support their business ambitions.

Steve has over 30 years of banking experience and has worked in Asia, the Middle East and Australia, building strong client relationships spanning institutional and small and medium enterprise banking. He has also led international teams across a range of specialised products including Advisory, Project Finance, Asset Finance, Fund Finance, and Trade while also working across a variety of different Risk functions throughout his career.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Steve spent four years with HSBC, most recently as Head of Commercial Banking, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Prior to HSBC, Steve spent 25 years with the National Australia Bank (NAB) in various leadership roles.

External appointments

Steve is a steadfast advocate of cultivating deep client relationships, harnessing the strength of the Bank’s workforce, meaningfully contributing to our communities, and developing diverse talent. In addition, Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of British American Business. 

Steve graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance.

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