The Standard Chartered Group was formed in 1969 through a merger of two banks: The Standard Bank of British South Africa founded in 1863 and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, founded in 1853.
Both companies were keen to capitalise on the huge expansion of trade and to earn the handsome profits to be made from financing the movement of goods from Europe to the East and to Africa.
At Standard Chartered their success is built on teamwork, partnership and the diversity of our people.
At the heart of their values lie diversity and inclusion. They are a fundamental part of our culture, and constitute a long-term priority in their aim to become the world's best international bank.
Today they employ 75,000 people, representing 115 nationalities, and you'll find 60 nationalities among their 500 most senior leaders. They believe this diversity helps to fuel creativity and innovation, supporting the development of exciting new products and services for their customers worldwide.
Listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Standard Chartered PLC is consistently ranked in the top 25 FTSE 100 companies by market capitalisation.
Their three main businesses - Personal Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Treasury - are all well-represented in Europe and contribute significantly to the global earnings of the Group.
By combining their global capabilities with deep local knowledge, they develop innovative products and services to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of individual, corporate and institutional customers in some of the world's most exciting and dynamic markets.