There is change at the top for role of chief technology, operations and transformation officer - a big role at a bank making much of adoption of digital tech.
UK-listed Standard Chartered has appointed Roel Louwhoff as chief technology, operations and transformation officer, taking up the role from 1 April – a spot vacated as a result of David Whiteing’s decision to leave the bank and relocate back to Australia.
Louwhoff, who joined the Bank on 1 November last year as group chief digital, technology and innovation officer, has a track record in leading technology, innovation and operations in his previous roles.
“I see massive opportunities for the Bank to transform as a client-focused, purpose-driven organisation, delivering a seamless end-to-end client experience and doing things more efficiently. Over the past few years, the bank has created a strong change-oriented environment by embedding a culture of continuous improvement into our ways of working. By bringing Technology and Operations together, we are taking a further important step towards executional certainty of the bank’s strategy," he said.
Among recent moves, last December Standard Chartered appointed Ali Allawala as head of Islamic banking (Saadiq) for the United Arab Emirates. In a move related to the technology side, in November it appointed Brendan Royal to the technology role of global chief architect, joining from Amazon Web Services in Australia after a stint there of four years.