Alex Manson heads scventures at Standard Chartered, a new business unit established in March 2018 to lead innovation across the Group, invest in fintech companies, and promote the testing and implementation of new business models.
His key responsibilities are three-fold: spreading best practices in innovation & problem-solving, and promoting intrapreneurship across Standard Chartered; running a professional investment unit to seek opportunities and manage the Group’s investments in fintech companies; and managing the venture unit which will sponsor and oversee new disruptive ventures wholly or partially owned by the Group.
Alex was previously Global Head of Transaction Banking, between 2014 and 2018. In that role, he repositioned the business to a sustainable and growing franchise, drove innovation in the Bank’s core processes and its approach to clients, notably under the “Banking the ecosystem” approach.
He joined Standard Chartered as Group Head, Wholesale Banking Geographies in 2012, where he was responsible for the Wholesale Bank’s regions and network.
Prior to that, Alex was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, notably as Global Head of Lending and Corporate Banking Coverage, before which he was at Credit Suisse for 8 years. His roles spanned product and client coverage across fixed income origination and structuring and investment banking advisory and capital raising. During his career, he has worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Alex holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from the Polytechnicum of Zurich.