StanChart reinforces commitment to supporting business and economic growth – Group CEO


Standard Chartered Group CEO, Bill Winters, has reinforced the bank’s commitment to facilitating business and economic growth in Ghana.

He said that Standard Chartered remains a progressive partner to Ghana for its growth prospects.

He made these comments when he paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He was accompanied by Mansa Nettey, the bank’s CEO in Ghana.

Mr. Winters is visiting Ghana for the 4th time since he became the Group’s CEO in 2015, and described his visit to Ghana as a “reaffirmation of Standard Chartered’s continuous commitment to Ghana and Africa”.

He mentioned that this is evident from the Group’s investments in Ghana, in Innovation and Digital- saying the bank is making investments in a platform that will benefit small- and medium-scale enterprises to digitise.

The platform was first launched in India and is expected be launched soon in Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo on his part said the bank has made very valuable contributions to Ghana, being the oldest bank in the country.

He requested the bank’s support for the private sector to accelerate economic growth.

As part of his visit, Mr. Winters engaged clients and key stakeholders of the bank at a business roundtable.

The session focused on growth opportunities for businesses and the country, leveraging the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Standard Chartered continues to be a connector bank, providing support to clients leveraging AfCFTA and other trade activities to scale up their businesses.

Further, there were discussions on sustainability as a key lever to drive growth. Mr. Winters also engaged key stakeholders including the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2015, Mr. Winters spent 26 years with an International Bank Group holding diverse leadership roles. He has served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.

His visit follows that of the Bank’s Group Board Chairman, José Viñals, in June and Regional CEO for Africa and Middle East, Sunil Kaushal, in September 2023.

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