Group Chief Executive
About Bill Winters
I joined Standard Chartered in 2015 as Group Chief Executive. For over 160 years, Standard Chartered has been at the heart of international trade and investment flows, helping our customers grow, invest and protect their wealth and prosperity. Harnessing the power of our global network, deep local expertise and unique diversity, we grasp the opportunities others can’t or won’t. We are continually investing in technology, in people and in the sustainability of our communities, while managing risks and building a unique culture with the highest standards of conduct.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, I ran my own fund management business – Renshaw Bay – for 4 years, after having served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 to recommend ways to improve competition and financial stability in the UK banking sector.
As an undergraduate I completed a degree in International Relations at Colgate University, as I originally intended to become a diplomat, but changed tack and joined JP Morgan as a trainee in 1983. Over the next 26 years I had some successes and learned from some mistakes, completed an MBA at Wharton School of UPenn, and developed my career and network in both New York and London, eventually becoming the co-Chief Executive Officer of JPM’s investment bank.
I am currently a non-executive director at Novartis, an Overseer of the International Rescue Committee and the Chairman of The Print Room, a not-for-profit theatre in London.
I am also a father, a husband and an avid theatre-goer. I love to read, and play a bit of squash.