Former HSBC global banking head Chow Wan Thonh joins Standard Chartered

Pedro Gonçalves
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Former HSBC global banking head Chow Wan Thonh joins Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Bank has hired Chow Wan Thonh from rival HSBC to succeed Patrick Lee as its head of global banking, Singapore.

Chow will succeed Patrick Lee who was promoted to CEO of the bank's Singapore operations in July 2018. Her role will include driving and implementing the bank's business strategy whilst strengthening its ties with corporate and institutional clients in Singapore. Based in the Lion City, she will report to Bharat Padmanabhan, regional head of global banking of Asean and South Asia, as well as Lee. Chow will also join the Singapore's management team.

She headed HSBC's global banking in Singapore and also its corporates, financials, and multinational banking for South-east Asia. 

With her in-depth knowledge of the client segment and solid track record in driving team performance, I am confident that Wan Thonh will lead our team in Singapore to deliver strong results and build sustainable value for our clients"

In the statement,  Lee said, "Singapore is a core market for the bank. The country's value proposition as an international financial centre and a gateway to Asia continues to attract regional and global companies to the city-state, using it as a base for regional expansion. Singapore corporates and institutions are also accelerating their outward investments in the region and further afield.

"With her in-depth knowledge of the client segment and solid track record in driving team performance, I am confident that Wan Thonh will lead our team in Singapore to deliver strong results and build sustainable value for our clients."

Chow, a Singaporean, holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She has over 25 years of experience in developing and executing business across transaction banking, capital markets and strategic advisory for corporate and institutional clients, said Standard Chartered.