Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
Bill Winters is the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC since Jun 2015. Standard Chartered is a UK headquartered, emerging markets focussed bank, with a presence in 59 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Bill spent 26 years with JP Morgan in diverse leadership roles and was Co-CEO of the Investment Bank from 2004-2009. He has served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK government in 2010 and as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. Bill also founded a private credit fund, Renshaw Bay, in 2011 where he was Chairman and CEO until he stepped down on appointment to the Standard Chartered PLC Board.
Bill is deeply engaged in driving the climate finance agenda. Under his leadership, Standard Chartered chairs the Net Zero Banking Alliance. Bill chaired the Taskforce for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, a global private-sector initiative that developed a roadmap to scale high-integrity carbon markets. Bill currently co-chairs the B20 India Taskforce on Financing for Global Economic Recovery and is UK Chair of the India-UK Financial Partnership.
Bill is a Non-Executive Director of Novartis International AG. He was awarded a CBE in 2013 and holds an MBA from Wharton.