Simon Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking, and Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Simon Cooper is Chief Executive, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Chief Executive, Europe & Americas. Based in Singapore, he is a member of the Group Management Team and Chair of the Group Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Simon joined Standard Chartered Bank in April 2016 as CEO of the Corporate & Institutional Banking segment. This is the bank’s largest segment, focusing on the biggest corporate and financial institution clients with a range of advice, products and services across corporate finance, financial markets and transaction banking in more than 50 countries. In 2018, alongside the corporate business, he was asked to also lead Standard Chartered’s commercial banking segment, which serves around 40,000 smaller and mid-sized clients in over 25 countries.

Simon has extensive experience across our markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He joined the bank from HSBC where he held a number of senior roles including Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of Global Commercial Banking, CEO of HSBC Middle East and North Africa, CEO Korea and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Singapore.

Simon is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business. He a trustee of the Standard Chartered Foundation.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA in Law and is an alumnus of Columbia Business School.

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