Standard Chartered Bank appoints Ian Gibson As Regional Head

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Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Ian Gibson as Regional Head, Private Banking, Africa, Middle East and Europe, effective mid-October 2015, Footprint to Africa reports.
Gibson brings with him over 20 years of banking experience from a variety of roles at Standard Bank. From 2008-2013, he was Global Head of their Private Clients business where he built a high net worth (HNW) business and established a presence in countries such as Kenya and Nigeria.
Earlier to this, Gibson had responsibility as Chief Executive Officer of their Offshore Group, and also served as Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director. Based in London, Gibson reports to Michael Benz, Global Head, Private Banking, Standard Chartered Bank.
Speaking on the appointment, Michael Benz said, “Our Bank’s footprint of Asia, Africa and the Middle East coincides with some of the world’s fastest-growing wealth pools, and Africa is particularly exciting with its favourable demographics. According to a recent report, there are approximately 163,000 millionaires living in Africa with combined wealth holdings of US$670 billion. As Africans increasingly go global, there is also a growing desire to differentiate between offshore and onshore wealth management. Ian’s extensive experience and deep local knowledge will add significant value and momentum as we grow alongside the continent.”

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