Ex-Standard Chartered global head Roy Bennett has resurfaced as the chief executive officer of Asia trade-focused advisory firm Highgate Consulting.

Bennett has more than 30 years’ experience in emerging markets, most recently as Standard Chartered’s global head of trade asset distribution.

Bennett tells GTR: “I am focussed on assisting companies and financial institutions, sometimes relatively new to Asia, to establish or grow their franchises.

“I specialise in developing trade finance origination and distribution footprints. For example, the current desire for banks to increase their share in Asia coupled with the restrictive regulatory environment makes risk weighted asset-efficient distribution an area of great importance. A related assignment could involve advising from a set up situation through to full implementation or even a restructuring.”

Highgate Consulting also performs executive recruitment.