Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive

Standard Chartered

Bill is the Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC. 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 and was Co-CEO of the Investment Bank (2004-2009). He has served as a committee member of the Independent Commission on Banking, established by the UK Govt (2010) and as an advisor to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. Bill founded Renshaw Bay, a hedge fund which he ran from 2011-2015. Bill is also a Non-Executive Director of Novartis International AG. He was awarded a CBE in 2013 and holds an MBA from Wharton.

Bill is a leading voice on sustainability. Under his leadership, Standard Chartered chairs the Net Zero Banking Alliance and is part of the steering group for the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). Bill is a member of the WEF Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and Co-Chairs the B20 Taskforce for Finance & Infrastructure, which has a special focus on unlocking finance for green infrastructure.

Bill is an advocate for high-integrity carbon markets and is leading critical work in this space. He chaired the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, which laid the foundations for a global standard for high-quality carbon credits and also set up the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM), a global governance body to provide ongoing oversight of Voluntary Carbon Markets. Bill serves on the Distinguished Advisory Group for the IC-VCM and is an advisor to the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum.

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