Standard Chartered Appoints Rene W. Keller As CIO Of Corporate Banking

Job Appointments | January 3, 2020 By:

Multinational banking and financial services firm Standard Chartered has appointed Rene W. Keller as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB).

Headquartered in London, Standard Chartered operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. Last year, the bank joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, a members-driven standards organization, to explore potential opportunities to collaborate with other leading industry players to deepen blockchain research and application in the banking sector. The bank is also one of six founding banks to establish a new venture to bring the Trade Information Network into production, with the goal of addressing unmet demand for financing earlier in the supply chain, and making it easier for corporates to easily and securely communicate trade information directly with banks of their choice.

Keller brings to Standarc Chartered his expertise in and strong focus on client delivery. He was most recently Group Data Officer and Group Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank. Before that, he was the Global CIO for Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was Group CIO for Germany’s international exchange, Deutsche Börse, and was the COO for Information Mosaic, a fintech firm focused on corporate actions and post trade securities processing. He has also previously held technology leadership roles at Swiss Life, Credit Suisse and UBS.

Keller is expected to oversee the bank’s business technology strategy, architecture and delivery value chain and will be responsible for boosting strategic business outcomes. Keller will report to Dr Michael Gorriz, Group Chief Information Officer.

“Rene joins us at an exciting time as our CCIB business continues on its growth and evolution journey, and will play an instrumental role in driving the business forward by digitising our clients’ experience and co-creating innovative solutions by partnering and maintaining its fundamental role against the growing competition of fintech and big tech,” Gorriz said.

Keller said that the banking industry is in the middle of a fundamental transformation, driven by technology investments, new client expectations, innovation and growth.

“I believe that Standard Chartered is well positioned and equipped for further success, having made very significant progress on the journey to adopt modern technology and ways of working,” Keller said. “This is one of the main reasons that excited me about being part of the Standard Chartered team. We will build on our foundations as a leading bank for corporates and institutions to take our business to the next level.”