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We’re Here for good

With a focus on large corporations, governments, banks, investors and development organizations, our presence in the US enables us to better serve our Americas client base by facilitating trade and investment flows between the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe

Who we are and what we do

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good. We’re listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

Standard Chartered Americas

Established in New York in 1902, Standard Chartered Americas has a strong and diverse talent pool of employees; over 55 nationalities are represented. It is this kind of diversity that helps us to understand local markets, challenge preconceptions or limitations and deliver true value to our clients.

Headquartered in New York, we are currently present in eight locations across North and South America. Our Americas presence is a center of expertise for product groups that allows us to provide a range of services, platforms and capabilities to better meet clients’ needs, no matter where they are based in North and South America.

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Standard Chartered in Europe and the Americas

We take pride in our ability to bridge the physical distance between our clients in the region, who are looking to expand into and across our network, and vice versa.

The Europe and the Americas region is a center 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 center in Europe for Corporate & Institutional Banking client coverage. It is also a booking center, along with Jersey for our Private Banking business and Priority Banking and Retail Banking services, which 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 organizations.

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Inclusive communities

We promote economic inclusion in our markets, delivering community programs aimed at tackling inequality. We work with communities to promote social and economic development.

Our CEO in Americas

Steven Cranwell 

Chief Executive Officer and Regional Head, Client Coverage, Americas 

Steven (Steve) Cranwell is the Chief Executive Officer and Regional Head, Client Coverage of the Americas at Standard Chartered Bank. Based in New York, he is responsible for leading the Bank’s strategy, client relationships, employee engagement, governance, risk management and regulatory commitments for the Bank’s businesses across North and South America.

Steve joined Standard Chartered in March 2018 as Global Head, Commercial Real Estate before assuming responsibility for the broader Global Industries Group in September 2018. In this role, he oversaw the delivery of a full suite of banking and strategic solutions to clients across the Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Power Utilities & Infrastructure, Clean Tech and Commodity Traders & Agribusiness sectors to support their business ambitions.

Steve has over 30 years of banking experience and has worked in Asia, the Middle East and Australia, building strong client relationships spanning institutional and small and medium enterprise banking. He has also led international teams across a range of specialized products including Advisory, Project Finance, Asset Finance, Fund Finance and Trade while also working across a variety of different Risk functions throughout his career.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Steve spent four years with HSBC, more recently as Head of Commercial Banking, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Prior to HSBC, Steve spent 25 years with the National Australia Bank (NAB) in various leadership roles.

Steve is a steadfast advocate of cultivating deep client relationships, harnessing the strength of the Bank’s workforce, meaningfully contributing to our communities, and developing diverse talent. He is a member of Standard Chartered’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. In addition, Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of BritishAmerican Business.

Steve graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance.

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Our history

Standard Chartered was formed in 1969 through the merger of two separate Banks, Standard Bank of British South Africa and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. With a rich international history, today Standard Chartered is one of the world’s leading Banks across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.