Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel
Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel.
She will be reporting to Group CEO, Bill Winters and be based in the UK.
Dr. Okoro is currently Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel, and Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, and will join the Group in early-April 2022.
Speaking about the appointment, Bill Winters said: “We’re delighted to have a General Counsel of Sandie’s calibre joining Standard Chartered. Her extensive experience, industry achievements and accomplishments, and focus on championing social justice make her ideally suited for the role. I look forward to her valuable contributions in supporting our ambitious strategy.”
Dr. Okoro said: “I am excited to be joining the team at Standard Chartered, which I have long admired for the breadth of services it offers across the globe, and the reputation it has built of innovation and putting people and their communities first. I am also thankful for an incredible five years at the World Bank Group, where I was humbled to work alongside colleagues and peers on some of the most urgent global development priorities. As I close an important chapter in international development, I look forward to starting a new one and contributing to Standard Chartered’s goals.”
Dr. Okoro replaces David Fein, who retired as Group General Counsel at the end of 2021. He has remained with the Group in an advisory capacity and will ensure a smooth handover.