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Standard Chartered appoints Darcy Lai as Regional Head

Darcy will head Origination and Client Coverage and was most recently with Barclays Capital as Head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets in Asia Pacific.

Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of Darcy Lai as Regional Head of Origination and Client Coverage for Greater China and Japan, Wholesale Banking. Based in Hong Kong, Darcy will report to Sean Wallace, the Bank’s Group Head of Origination and Client Coverage.

In this role effective from 18 July 2011, Darcy will be responsible for enhancing the Bank’s capabilities in deepening client relationships and growing the business across Japan and the Greater China region.

Commenting on the appointment, Sean Wallace said, “Darcy joins us with extensive experience and strong knowledge of the banking and finance industry. His in-depth client coverage experience, coupled with strong client relationships across North East Asia, will be instrumental in driving our business strategy in the region going forward.”

Darcy has over 20 years experience covering capital markets, investment banking and financial markets. He was most recently with Barclays Capital as Head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Asia Pacific. He led Barclays Capital’s investment banking build out and established the DCM, Loans, Leverage Finance, Equity Capital Markets capability and derivative businesses.  

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