Alizeh’s story – What attracted me to work at Standard Chartered

Alizeh tells us what she does in her free time and tells us about her hidden talents!


Alizeh Sarwar Story

I work as a Segment Manager for our Affluent Clients. The role involves growing and strengthening our client portfolio through catered financial solutions, exclusive client propositions and an elevated client experience.

I joined Standard Chartered Bank through the International Graduate programme in 2019. The programme involved structured rotations in various departments and gave me a thorough understanding into the CPBB business and its key stakeholders. Additionally, what really drew me to the Bank is its focus on digital transformation and its commitment to diversity and sustainability.

Could you use three words to describe life at Standard Chartered? 

Challenging, rewarding and collaborative.

What do you love most about your role? 

My role allows me to think creatively in ways to create engaging experiences for our clients. I also get to collaborate with several teams as we continuously work to innovate.

Describe the bank in three words? 

Global, Innovative, Dynamic

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?  

A Euro trip!

How do you like to spend your free time?  

I love food and you can usually find me at a restaurant with my closest friends.

 any hidden talents?  

I know a lot of random facts.



What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? 

One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is to learn from every experience, no matter how trivial.

What advice/hints and tips, would you give to someone looking to work at Standard Chartered? 

It’s important to be open minded and flexible in your ways of working. You will come across a diverse set of teams and colleagues, and you should be willing to learn from each other.

How should someone prepare for an interview with Standard Chartered? 

Research the bank and its offerings for its clients, communities, and its employees. Pinpoint some of Standard Chartered's work that is particularly appealing to you and the ways in which you could add value.


Interested in joining us?

If you're looking for a career with purpose and want to work for a bank making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.