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Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia appoints new CEO



UK-based financial giant Standard Chartered has appointed Rino “Donny” Donosepoetro as the new CEO of its Indonesian branch, replacing Shee Tse Koon, who is leaving to pursue another career.

Donny’s new appointment will be effective as of Sept. 1 as it is subject to regulatory approval. He will report to Ajay Kanwal, Standard Chartered’s regional CEO for ASEAN and South Asia.

Lea Kusumawijaya, chief financial officer at Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia, has been appointed as acting CEO with immediate effect.

“Donny brings with him an extensive and diverse international experience in the operations of the bank’s different business sectors,” Kanwal said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

He said Donny, who has a degree in international relations, had knowledge in the areas of audit and governance that would further strengthen the group’s businesses and franchises in Indonesia.

In his 20-year career in the group, Donny has held a number of diverse roles across businesses in several markets including the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, UK, Singapore and the Falkland Islands.

As a CEO of Standard Chartered’s Indonesian branch, Donny will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s business strategy. He is also expected to build relationships with local clients as well as regulators and stakeholders, as well as improving bottom-line profitability and capital.

Kanwal said the bank was fully committed to investing in Indonesia, with a focus on corporate and retail banking, which is “strategically important as it has been in the country for over 150 years.” The bank is also sharpening its focus on enhancing wealth management platforms and investing in commercial banking to cater the growing local medium businesses.


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