Standard Chartered appoints regional vice chairs for CIB

Standard Chartered on September 6 announced the appointment of three regional vice chairs for its corporate and institutional banking (CIB) business to develop and strengthen its key strategic client relationships across Greater China and North Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Yang Chang-Po was named vice chair for Greater China and North Asia, and will be based in Hong Kong, while Sean Verity was appointed vice chair for the Americas and will be based in New York. Jonathan Bewes was named vice chair for Europe and will be based in London. The three appointees will focus on building the bank’s client relationship strategy across various industry sectors and global clients, as well as strengthening existing relationships.

Yang is a seasoned banker with over 31 years’ experience spanning institutions such as the World Bank and China International Capital Corporation. Most recently, he was with Goldman Sachs, which he joined as managing director in 2006 and was named partner in 2010.

Verity has over 40 years’ experience in banking and the broader financial services sector, including Barclays Bank International, GEISCO and Chase Manhattan Bank. More recently, he was a management partner in a UK firm of chartered accountants. He was also an executive vice-president and a member of the operating committee at BNY Mellon, where he was responsible for managing and developing a targeted number of key strategic relationships with clients and delivering the breadth of the company’s products and services to these institutions.

Bewes brings with him over 25 years’ investment banking experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and Flemings. As a senior banker, he has provided advice to the boards of many UK and overseas companies on a wide range of financial and strategic issues, including financing, M&A and general corporate matters.