Regional CEO, ASEAN & South Asia
Standard Chartered Bank
Ajay Kanwal was appointed Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (the Bank) on 1 October 2015.
Prior to assuming his current role, Ajay oversaw the Bank’s business in North East Asia, consisting of Korea, Japan, and Mongolia as its Regional CEO from April 2014. Before North East Asia, he served as CEO of the Bank’s business in Taiwan from 2012 to 2014.
Ajay was Regional Head of Consumer Banking, South East Asia, responsible for the strategic development and management of the Bank’s Consumer Banking business in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam from 2009 to 2012.
Ajay joined Standard Chartered Bank India in 1992 as Senior Manager of Credit Control and Collection. Subsequently, he assumed several senior appointments within the Bank, including Head of Business Financial Services, Head of Marketing, as well as Head of Sales, Consumer Banking. In 2001, Ajay moved to the Philippines as Head of Consumer Banking Philippines and Thailand, before moving to Singapore as Head of Consumer Banking in 2006.
Ajay also currently serves on the Board of Standard Chartered Bank China which also helps promote the corridor business of Korea-China.
Ajay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing Management from India. He enjoys golf and reading in his leisure time. He is married with two children.