Standard Chartered Names Saranya Skontanarak Head of Global Markets for Brazil

New York, 6 July, 2011

Standard Chartered Bank today announced that Saranya Skontanarak has been appointed head of Global Markets for Brazil. Skontanarak was most recently head of Global Markets for the Bank in Vietnam. In her new role Skontanarak reports to Mohammed Grimeh, head of Global Markets for the Americas.

After joining the bank in 1988, Skontanarak has held a variety of roles within Global Markets in Asia, including head of foreign exchange trading and head of sales in Thailand. She relocated to Hanoi in 2006. In Brazil her focus will be building relationships with clients from the bank's footprint markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East who are expanding into Brazil, as well as Brazilian clients doing business in those markets.

Skontanarak holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics with first-class honors from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Frank Ng, previously regional head of Global Operational Risk based in Singapore, has assumed Global Markets responsibilities for Vietnam.

About Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered PLC is a leading international bank, listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earns more than 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank's growth in recent years.

With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, Standard Chartered offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for around 85,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank's heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, 'Here for good'.

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Analia Kovacs
Corporate Affairs
Standard Chartered Bank
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