Standard Chartered, a leading British multinational banking and financial services provider recently revealed in an announcement that it has hired a new executive for its Corporate Banking division. As per statement released by the firm, it has hired Mr. Rene W Keller to serve as its Chief Information Officer for Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking (CCIB). In his new role as CIO CCIB Technology & Innovation, Rene is responsible for the firm’s business technology strategy, architecture and delivery value chain which will drive strategic business outcomes. The incoming head of information is a veteran executive with 27 years of experience under his belt having served in numerous senior level management roles across industry leading banks and financial services. Given his extensive experience across major banks, exchange operators and investment service providers, Rene has become an expert in critical business applications across complex global environments.
Rene has a successful proven track record in IT Strategy Development and Implementation, Transformation and Digitalization and has led large global teams in near and offshore projects. Before joining Standard Chartered, he served in Deutsche Bank for nearly four years and held the roles of Managing Director of Information Technology and CIO for Private, Wealth and Corporate Clients. Prior to German bank, he served as Group CIO for European exchange operating giant Deutsche Borse for two and a half years. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer in Ireland based IT firm Information Mosaic heading up the firm’s product design, solutions & services delivery and quality assurance departments. Earlier in his career, he served as CIO for Swiss Life’s Switzerland division, Head of IT Application Development in Winterthur, IT Management roles in UBS, several senior level leadership roles in Credit Suisse and as Analyst/Programmer in SIX Swiss Exchange.
Commenting on his new role at the firm, Robert said, “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. 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”. Speaking on same topic, Michael Gorriz Group CIO added, “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 digitizing our clients’ experience and co-creating innovative solutions by partnering and maintaining its fundamental role against the growing competition of fintech and big tech”. In his new role as CIO CCIB, Rene will be based out of the firm’s Singapore office and will be reporting to Dr. Michael Gorriz.