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Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Consumer Banking

Standard Chartered, a leading international bank in the UAE, announces the appointment of Chris de Bruin as Head of Consumer Banking for the UAE.

“The last few years have seen Consumer Banking income grow confidently,” said Nigel Jones, CEO of Standard Chartered for the UAE. “Chris has been brought in to ensure continued growth and will be responsible for the overall strategy and governance of Consumer Banking.”

Chris joins the UAE team from SC First Bank, Standard Chartered’s Korean subsidiary, where he was Executive Vice President and oversaw the rapid expansion of SC First’s Wealth Management and Private Banking businesses. Prior to his move to Korea, in his role as the Group Head Private & International Banking, Chris led Standard Chartered’s successful drive to re-enter the Private Banking sector in May 2005.

Chris said, “The growth of consumer banking has been phenomenal and developments within the Bank have been outstanding. This is a great opportunity for me to be a part of a dynamic and evolving economic environment and I look forward to working closely with the UAE team to further strengthen our position in these markets.”

Chris holds a B.Sc.(Hons) from Stellenbosch University and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.