| Fizah HAB |
STANDARD Chartered Bank (SCB) Brunei announced the appointment of Pengiran Aki Ismasufian bin Pengiran Haji Ibrahim as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the franchise in Brunei, taking over from Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar who will be taking on the role as CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited.
Pengiran Aki is a senior banker with over 20 years of career experience having joined Standard Chartered Bank in April 2012 as Head of Corporate Strategic Initiatives. In December 2016, he was appointed Country Head, Global Banking with responsibility for the corporate banking business of Standard Chartered.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer at the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB), where his portfolios include heading the Foreign Direct Investment Division and Stakeholder Relations Division as well as Chairman’s Office.
Pengiran Aki started his career with Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) as part of the retail banking team. He has vast experience in facilitating major national strategic projects undertaken by the BEDB, worked as a business analyst, managing key stakeholder and public relations, as well as marketing communications.
“First, we would like to thank Anirvan for his contribution to our business in Brunei.” CEO of Vietnam and ASEAN and South Asia Cluster Markets at SCB Nirukt Sapru said, “He has steered the growth of the franchise through a significant milestone of 60 years in Brunei while overseeing transformational change in the shape and form of the business. We look forward to Pengiran Aki’s leadership for our Brunei franchise and strengthening its network relations.”
Pengiran Aki Ismasufian said, “I am extremely proud and excited with this opportunity as a local Bruneian to lead the largest international bank here in Brunei. We not only have a presence in all 10 markets across ASEAN, our footprint covers over 60 markets globally. Our network strength and our diverse pool of talented employees place us in an advantageous position to help our partners and clients expand their horizons beyond our shores while also supporting Brunei’s goal to diversify its economy by attracting foreign direct investments into the country.”