Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Lisa Robins as Global Head, Transaction Banking, effective 19 February 2018. Lisa will be based in Singapore and report to Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate and Institutional Banking. She will also join the Bank’s Corporate and Institutional Banking Management Team.
Lisa’s international business career spans 38 years across Asia, Europe and the US with Louis Dreyfus, JP Morgan Chase and most recently, Deutsche Bank, where she was Head of Global Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific. In this role, she was responsible for the bank’s commercial banking activities, including cash management, trade finance, securities and trust services. Lisa joined Deutsche in 2011 and in addition to her transaction banking role, was the bank’s regional Vice Chair of Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Lisa was based in Beijing overseeing JP Morgan’s Treasury and Securities Services businesses. In her 23 years with JP Morgan, she covered roles ranging from Treasury Product Management in Hong Kong to Trade Finance Sales in Paris, as well as Head of Strategy and Global Deposits in the US.
Commenting on Lisa’s appointment, Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate and Institutional Banking said, “For more than a century, Standard Chartered has been a leading trade bank supporting economic flows across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Transaction Banking is in our DNA and is integral to our future. As a banking veteran with deep experience running international transaction and commercial banking across complex markets, Lisa will ensure that the business goes from strength to strength as we deliver our network and innovative solutions to our clients.”
Commenting on her appointment, Lisa Robins said, “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 banks’ wide and deep base of clients to become an even stronger competitor in the industry.”
Lisa holds a master of Arts from Stanford University and graduated with honours in Asian Studies and History from Tufts University. In 2014, she was awarded ‘Transaction Banker of the Year Award’ by The Asset’s Triple A awards and also by The Asian Banker in 2013. In 2014, she was named in Hall of Fame – Legend by the Global Custodian Magazine. In 2016, Lisa was conferred the IBF Fellow award by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore which recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.
Lisa is active on various non-profit organisations. In 1986, she is the co-founder of CHIFRASIE in Paris which focused on providing seminars and training on doing business in China. She is also a board member of OH!, a Singapore-based non-profit art organisation that provides alternative ways to experience art, outside of museums and galleries.