SC Ventures at Standard Chartered
Alex Manson heads SC Ventures at Standard Chartered, a business unit established in March 2018 to drive Innovation in banking, by investing in fintechs and building ventures that explore new business models, wholly or partially owned by the Group. Alex is a banking industry veteran, who was previously the Global Head of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered, between 2014 and 2018. In this role, he transformed the business into a sustainable and growing franchise, drove innovation in the Bank’s core processes and its approach to clients, and spearheaded the “Banking the ecosystem” approach. Alex began his career with Standard Chartered in 2012 as Group Head, Wholesale Banking Geographies. Prior to Standard Chartered, Alex was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, taking on roles such as Global Head of Lending and Corporate Banking Coverage, before which he was at Credit Suisse for 8 years. His career has spanned product and client coverage across fixed income origination & structuring, as well as investment banking advisory & capital raising. His career has spanned the globe and he has worked across New York, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Hong-Kong and Singapore.