Standard Chartered Names James Lye as New Global Head of International Bankingby Fintech News Singapore October 20, 2022
Standard Chartered announced the appointment of veteran banker James Lye as Global Head, International Banking, effective 1 November 2022.
In this newly created role, James will lead the Group International Banking team and drive focused execution to drive the bank’s international banking business.
James will be based in Singapore, reporting to Raymond Ang, Global Head, Affluent Clients, and Samir Subberwal, Head, Consumer, Private & Business Banking, Asia, and Global Head, Digital Business.
James brings with him over 20 years of banking experience. He was most recently Head of Markets for Citibank International Personal Bank Singapore – a business unit specialising in offshore investment and wealth management products and services to high-net-worth individuals residing outside of Singapore.
His tenure with Citi has seen him grow his career through various individual client relationship and product roles to regional team leadership roles.
Standard Chartered currently offers international banking in four of the top cross-border hubs globally, namely Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Jersey.
Commenting on the appointment, Raymond Ang said,
“Our International Banking proposition answers clients’ cross-border wealth management needs. It complements the suite of affluent banking services that serves clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East and differentiates Standard Chartered as a truly international bank. I am looking forward to having James on board to lead and take the business to greater heights.”
Samir Subberwal added,
“Increased cross-border wealth management needs arising from increasing international mobility is a trend that is here to stay. We have doubled our international banking team in the last three years and will continue to support our clients by hiring the best talents and enhancing our International Banking proposition through investments in digitalisation.”