Standard Chartered names Daimler man as CIO
Standard Chartered has named Michael Gorriz as group chief information officer, replacing Jan Verplancke, whose departure was announced earlier this year. Gorriz is currently vice president and CIO at Daimler. He will join in the third quarter of 2015 and be based in Singapore.
Over the past four years Gorriz has driven the digital transformation within Daimler. He has won numerous awards – most recently the Global CIO award from India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies.
Gorriz is a physicist and engineer by background and progressed through specialist research and design in aerospace to a general management role in Daimler Mexico. Over the past 14 years, he held various CIO roles with the group and since 2008 was responsible for strategy, planning and development of all IT systems, as well as the operation of all data centres and communication networks at Daimler.
The appointment is a result of the retirement of Verplancke after 11 years of service. Verplancke will leave on the completion of an appropriate hand-over period.