Standard Chartered Malaysia appoints Abrar A. Anwar
as Chief Executive Officer

Kuala Lumpur, 9 October 2017 – Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad (the Bank) has appointed Abrar A. Anwar as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November 2017.

Abrar joined the Bank in Bangladesh in January 2011 and led the corporate client coverage businesses until 2014, almost doubling the franchise’s income during that period. He was appointed CEO of Standard Chartered Bangladesh in January 2015.

Abrar has 26 years of experience in Corporate and Investment banking across Bangladesh, India and the UK. He set up the first Syndication and Structured Finance business in Bangladesh for ANZ Grindlays Bank, along with landing successful milestone transactions in the Energy and Power, Infrastructure, Telecom, Aviation, Domestic and Export-oriented industries.

Anna Marrs, Regional CEO, ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank said: “Abrar is an excellent candidate to helm the Bank’s business in Malaysia. His leadership skills, deep industry knowledge, and great rapport with clients will help to drive our business strategy and performance in Malaysia.”

Abrar will succeed current Chief Executive Officer, Mahendra Gursahani, who will be leaving the Bank to take on another opportunity. Mahendra Gursahani will continue as CEO, Malaysia until 31 October 2017.

“We would like to thank Mahendra for his significant contribution to the Bank and we wish him well for his future endeavours,” commented Anna.

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