Standard Chartered announces Maria Ramos to its Board as upcoming Independent Director

– UK, London –  Standard Chartered PLC (LON: STAN), today announced the appointment of Maria Ramos to its Board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 January 2021.

Maria will join the Audit and Board Risk Committees and will also become an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank on appointment.

“We are delighted to welcome Maria to Standard Chartered. She brings considerable experience as a CEO, significant understanding of the global financial services industry, an in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape, as well as experience of operating across many of our markets, especially the Africa region. We look forward to her contribution at our Board and Committee discussions.” said Group Chairman, José Viñals.

About Maria Ramos

Maria brings a wealth of CEO, banking, commercial, financial and international experience to the Board. Based in South Africa, she served as chief executive officer of ABSA Group Limited, a diversified financial services group serving 12 African markets from 2009 to 2019. Before joining ABSA, Maria was the group chief executive of Transnet Ltd, the state-owned freight transport and logistics service provider for five years. Prior to her CEO career, Maria served for seven years as director-general of South Africa’s National Treasury where she played a key role in transforming the National Treasury into one of the most effective and efficient state departments in the post-apartheid administration.

Maria also brings considerable non-executive experience, having served on international boards, including Sanlam Ltd, Remgro Ltd, and SABMiller plc. She currently serves as a non-executive director on the Board of Richemont SA and AngloGold Ashanti Limited, as well as Saudi British Bank and Public Investment Corporation Limited. She is also a member of the Group of Thirty and an accomplished academic, having taught at various universities and institutions.

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. 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.

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

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