Standard Chartered today announced the appointment of Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel. She will be reporting to Group CEO, Bill Winters and be based in the UK.

Dr. Okoro is currently Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel, and Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, and will join the Group in early-April 2022.

Dr. Sandie Okoro

Sandie Okoro was General Counsel for HSBC Global Asset Management and Global General Counsel at Barings.

She is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in the United Kingdom (2018) and was named one of the Upstanding 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Executives (2016), Top 20 Global General Counsel (2019) by the Financial Times, and was recognized as Britain’s 5th most influential person of African and African Caribbean heritage by Powerlist (2018).

She holds Honorary Doctorates in Law from City University London (2014), London Southbank University (2018), and her alma mater Birmingham University (2019). Sandie Okoro received a lifetime achievement award from the UK Black Solicitors Network (2016), was named one of the Power 100 Women by City A.M. and 100 Women to Watch by Female FTSE Board.

Dr. Okoro said:

“I am excited to be joining the team at Standard Chartered, which I have long admired for the breadth of services it offers across the globe, and the reputation it has built of innovation and putting people and their communities first. I am also thankful for an incredible five years at the World Bank Group, where I was humbled to work alongside colleagues and peers on some of the most urgent global development priorities.

As I close an important chapter in international development, I look forward to starting a new one and contributing to Standard Chartered’s goals.”

Dr. Okoro replaces David Fein, who retired as Group General Counsel at the end of 2021. He has remained with the Group in an advisory capacity and will ensure a smooth handover.