Alex Manson is Global Head of SC Ventures at Standard Chartered, a new business unit established in January 2018 to lead digital innovation across the Group, invest in fintechs and other start-up companies, and promote the rapid testing and implementation of new business models.
His key responsibilities are three-fold: promoting intrapreneurship by helping the rest of the Group in problem-solving and spreading innovation best practices; running a professional investment unit to seek opportunities and manage the Group’s strategic investments in fintech companies; and thirdly managing the Venture unit which will sponsor and oversee new disruptive technology ventures that are wholly or partially owned by Standard Chartered.
Alex was previously Global Head of Transaction Banking, a position he held from 2014 to 2018. In that role, he repositioned the business to a sustainable and growing franchise, drove innovation in the bank’s core processes and its approach to clients, notably with the “Banking the ecosystem” approach.
He joined Standard Chartered as Group Head, Wholesale Banking Geographies in 2012, where he was responsible for the Bank’s regions and network strategy.
Prior to that, he was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, notably as Global Head of Lending and Corporate Banking Coverage, and prior to that he was in Credit Suisse for 8 years. His roles spanned product and client coverage across fixed income origination and structuring and investment banking advisory and capital raising. During his career, he has worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Alex holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from the Polytechnicum of Zurich.