Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar promoted as CEO at Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka

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Standard Chartered yesterday announced the appointment of Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar as Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka.

Dastidar has been working in Sri Lanka since March 2008 as Head of Consumer Banking and has been a member of the Bank’s local Management Committee.  

Dastidar has held a variety of senior positions during his 18 year career with Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to his role as Head of Consumer Banking in Sri Lanka, he was the Business Head for the Priority Banking business at Standard Chartered Bank, India. He has also held positions which include being the CEO Representative and Regional Head for Consumer Banking in Eastern India.

During his tenure in Sri Lanka, Dastidar has reshaped the Bank’s Consumer Banking business driving a transformation agenda which has enhanced the Bank’s product and its relationship with customers.       

Commenting on the new appointment, Neeraj Swaroop, Regional Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia said, “Anirvan is one of our most experienced and client-focused bankers. He is a great asset to the management team of Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka, and I am delighted that he is taking on this important role.”  

Speaking of his new appointment Dastidar said, “I am very pleased to have this opportunity in Sri Lanka and be part of an exciting journey. I believe good governance is critical for a well-run bank and I am very confident that we will continue to build sustainable relationships with our clients, regulators and staff and continue to grow our business in Sri Lanka.”

Dastidar is an avid sportsman and actively promotes and participates in the Bank’s community services activities.

Standard Chartered PLC is a leading international bank, listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years.

With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, Standard Chartered offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for more than 80,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for Good’.