Standard Chartered celebrates 125 years of operating in Ghana with renewed focus on leading with purpose and taking a stand for impact

Accra 27th October 2021: Standard Chartered Bank PLC has marked 125 years of operation in Ghana and commits to using its unique capacity to connect capital, people, ideas and best practices, both locally and globally backed by our network to address the significant socio- economic challenges and opportunities facing the world today.

The Bank started its operations in 1896 as the Bank of British West Africa (BBWA) and has pioneered the development of financial markets in Ghana and supported the socio-economic development of Ghana by putting its capital behind the opportunities to develop the country.

The Bank has over the years focused on being client-centric, supporting its clients to grow and protect their wealth and providing digitised banking services through increased investments in technology. A technology-savvy bank that is small enough to be nimble, yet big enough to be relevant.

To mark the anniversary celebrations Mrs. Mansa Nettey, Chief Executive of the Bank voiced her gratitude to clients and all stakeholders for their support and loyalty. ‘As we mark this milestone we celebrate our clients and shareholders who have been with us throughout the years for their loyalty and continuous feedback.’

Over the last 12 decades we have been pioneers of international trade and investment, connecting companies, institutions and individuals to some of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic regions and facilitating the flow of capital to where it is needed most to drive commerce and prosperity however the bank can do more.” She added that with this milestone anniversary, the Bank is pivoting to lead with our purpose and taking a stand by setting long-term ambitions to address the significant socio-economic challenges facing humanity and channel our resources to solve them. Hence the bank has embarked on a new strategic direction that draws on our core capabilities in alignment to our purpose and brand promise “Here for Good .

There are various activities lined up to mark the anniversary including a Digital Banking, Innovation & Fintech Festival on 3rd and 4th November and a number of community engagement initiatives   including planting 1250 trees at the Ramsar Site, supporting 1250 young ladies from low income communities in the Greater Accra, Western, Northern and Ashanti regions with Employability Skills. Additionally employees will volunteer their time and skills to teach financial education to young people and also offer digital Master classes to MSMEs.

For more information or interview opportunities, please contact:

Asiedua Addae

Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing

Tel: +233 302 669688

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is Ghana’s premier bank established in 1896. We are part of a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

The Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange and has been one of the leading stocks over a sustained period.

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