Lisa Robins has been named global head of transaction banking at Standard Chartered.
Based in Singapore, Robins will commence her role mid-February and report to Simon Cooper, CEO for corporate and institutional banking.
She joins the bank from Deutsche Bank, where she spent six years. In November, it was confirmed to GTR that she was to leave her position with the German bank, with no permanent replacement having been named. She previously worked with JP Morgan and Louis Dreyfus, and has been working in the industry for 38 years.
Robins replaces Alex Manson, who is to lead the bank’s new venture capital arm, SC Ventures, which will invest in fintech and other start-up companies, and which will launch on March 1. Manson will continue to be based in Singapore and will report to group chief information officer, Michael Gorriz.
“I am very excited to be joining Standard Chartered. I have admired its many critical strengths, like the bank’s commitment to its global network, diverse talent, breadth of products and market-leading platforms. I am very much looking forward to leveraging my experience, built over many years across various growth markets, to see how we can further accelerate growth for the business and support the bank’s wide and deep base of clients to become an even stronger competitor in the industry,” Robins says.
Commenting on the launch of SC Ventures, Gorriz says: “As new technology continues to play an ever more important role in banking, there is a huge opportunity for us to promote more innovation, and at the same time develop and deliver digital solutions that work for our clients and for us.”