Ajay Kanawal is the former Regional CEO, ASEAN and South Asia (ASA) at Standard Chartered. He joined Standard Chartered in 1992 from Citibank in India and throughout his career, he has worked across various roles from risk management to marketing, as well as leading the Retail and Private Banking businesses of the bank. Before assuming the role of CEO, ASA of Standard Chartered in 2015, Kanawal held a number of senior leadership roles in the bank, including Regional CEO of North East Asia, Regional CEO of Taiwan and Regional Head of Consumer Banking in South East Asia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Marketing in India.
Institute for the Future Economy (IFE) aims to shape the regional innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem through collaboration with leaders and influencers in government, business, academia and society.