Standard Chartered has roped Paul Skelton, a veteran banker for a newly created role in the institution – Global Head of Banking. The bank in a statement on Thursday said.
Skelton will be responsible for the bank’s large corporate and financial institutional client relationships. He will report to Simon Cooper, the CEO for corporate and institutional banking and will be based out of Singapore.
Simon Cooper in an FT report said, “We are organising ourselves around our clients, putting them front and centre of everything we do. This is reflected in our coverage model. Paul will align and strengthen our coverage teams across international corporates and financial institutions, directing our resources to deliver the bank’s capabilities for our most important clients and, at the same time, making us easier to deal with.”
Skelton has been a banker for 30 years. Prior to Standard Chartered, Skelton worked with HSBC as regional head of commercial banking for the bank’s Middle East and north Africa business, regional head of global banking for the Middle East and north Africa; and deputy head of global banking at HSBC’s Asia Pacific business.