Standard Chartered appoints Roel Louwhoff as new technology exec
Standard Chartered has hired former ING exec Roel Louwhoff as its new chief digital, technology and innovation officer.
Louwhoff has been chief operations and transformation officer at Dutch financial services giant ING since 2014 having previously served 7 years as CEO of BT Operate.
“I relish the prospect of taking on a new global challenge at Standard Chartered: helping to further digitise the business and supporting our customers and employees around the globe,” says Louwhoff.
He will be based in Singapore and will report directly to group CEO Bill Winters.
Winters says: “Roel joins us at a critical time in our transformation into the agile, digital and future-focused organisation we need to be.
“We will benefit from his perspective as a digital leader and I look forward to working with him on taking our technology platform to even greater heights.”
Michael Gorriz, who has served as the bank’s CIO since 2015, will retire in December this year to concentrate on his external board and advisory roles in Europe and Asia.
“[Louwhoff] takes over from the solid foundations Michael has laid: a strong and diverse technology leadership team and a modern, cloud-based architecture that is the bedrock for the Bank’s digital ambitions,” adds Winters.
“We are grateful for Michael’s many contributions.”
Louwhoff will begin his new role in November 2021 subject to regulatory approval.