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Our branch in France is a Corporate and Institutional (CIB) franchise and further strengthens our presence in Europe and enables us to better serve our strategic and evolving European client base


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Standard Chartered in France

Opened in March 2008, our Paris branch offers Corporate and Institutional Banking products and services to leading multinationals and financial institutions. It embraces the three values of the bank: “do the right thing”, “never settle”, “better together” and supports our purpose: ‘‘Driving commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity”. We look to serve the needs of our French, Italian and Iberic domiciled clients by providing banking services and advice on strategic products including merger and acquisition, corporate and project and export finance, debt capital market, risk management, cash management and trade finance as well as focusing on accompanying clients on their project expansion in our core markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Standard Chartered in Europe and Americas

We have had a presence in Europe and the Americas for over 160 years, employing more than 5,000 people in 14 different countries. We take pride in our ability to bridge the physical distance between our clients based in the region who are looking to expand into and across our network, and vice versa. The Europe and Americas region is a centre of expertise for the Bank’s major product groups, allowing us to provide a wide range of services, platforms and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our clients.

As one of the bank’s fastest growing client franchises, our business across Europe and the Americas is pivotal to delivering the strategic aspirations of the bank. We opened our UK office in 1853 and our London headquarters is the main centre in Europe for Corporate & Institutional Banking client coverage.  It is also a booking centre, along with Jersey for our Private Banking business and Priority Banking and Retail Banking services are provided out of jersey and in the Falklands. Our EU hub, Standard Chartered Bank AG, which is located in Frankfurt, strengthens our presence across Europe and enables us to better serve our strategic and evolving European client base.  Standard Chartered is also present in multiple locations across North and South America, with our Americas headquarters located in New York. Our Americas franchise, through our Corporate and Institutional Banking business, is committed to providing financial products and services to multi-national corporations, financial institutions and development organisations. 

Our leaders in France

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Caroline Eber-Ittel

Country CEO and Head of CIB France & Southern Europe

Caroline joined Standard Chartered in August 2013 as CEO of the French branch and Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking France, and in 2018 her leadership scope was extended to include the Southern European business. Based in Paris, Caroline is responsible for raising the branch’s franchise with a focus on deepening relationships with CAC 40 clients and on-boarding new global organisations. She’s strongly involved in developing strategic dialogues with our branch’s clients.

She leads a team of senior bankers covering Corporate as well as FIG clients, providing clients with tailor-made solutions in debt capital market, derivatives, bank financing, liquidity and cash management, trade finance and structured project & export through our global footprint. The team has successfully contributed to expanding the group franchise with visible mandates in M&A for LafargeHolcim, Schneider, JCDecaux; Project and export finance for MNC’s like ENGIE, Total, Alstom, Loan and Debt Capital Market recent transactions with LVMH, Veolia, Vinci, Schlumberger, Safran, TechnipFMC, Saint Gobain, Publicis; risk management and Transaction Banking  with MNCs and FIs centrally and locally in China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Dubai.

Caroline holds a Master’s in Actuarial profession (Magistère en Actuariat) from Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.

Alexandre Deschâtres

Head of Financial Institutions for France, Belux & Southern Europe

Anne Marthan

HR Business Partner

Catherine Bouvier d’Yvoire

Managing Director, Public Sector & Development Organisations




  • Oversees a team of Relationship Managers and is a Senior Banker for Banks, Insurance and Investors covering France, Belgium, Iberia and Italy
  • 20 years of experience in the Coverage & Bond market
  • Finance degree
  • Country Management Group member
  • HR business partner for France
  • Member of the Country Management Team
  • Fluent in French, English and Italian
  • Country Management Group member
  • Responsible for in francophone African and European clients
  • Rating advisor to Indonesia, Senegal and Zambia
  • Oversees all rating advisory mandates in Africa
  • MBA and a master’s degree in English

Jean Martinelli

Head, Legal and Compliance, France

Jean-Baptiste Chambaud

Executive Director, Head of Corporates Sales, France and Southern Europe

Isabelle Chastagner

Managing Director, Senior Banker, France




  • 26 years of experience in financial services
  • Legal expertise in corporate finance, capital markets, public mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and trade finance
  • Expertise in financial and banking regulations
  • Country Management Group member
  • Over 12 years of experience in FX/Rates risk management
  • Master’s degree in Finance
  • Master’s degree in Science
  • Country Management Group member
  • 21 years of experience in top tier investment banking
  • Master’s degree in Finance and Management
  • Master in Financial Markets, Commodities and Enterprise
  • Country Management Group member

Xavier Farjaud

Executive Director, Head of Transaction Banking France and Head of Cash and Trade Sales for France and Southern Europe


  • Over 25 years of experience in cash management, trade and supply chain
  • Previously headed cash management for French, Swiss and Benelux large corporates
  • Country Management Group member