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Standard Bank bolsters Africa team

Standard Bank has appointed two private bankers to its Africa relationship management team.

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Alan Blackwell and Will Groat respectively have responsibilities for East and West Africa.

Blackwell, who joins from Coutts, has 30 years experience in banking and is based in Jersey, will lead the East Africa team.

Groat, who previously worked for Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander for two years looking after UK private clients, will “focus on building upon the team’s work with customers in West Africa.” He will be based in London.

Part of Standard Bank’s International Private Clients Division, the Africa relationship management team deals with high net worth Africans offering a range of services, from corporate and investment banking through to offshore wealth management.

Adam Hunt, head of high net worth clients at Standard Bank, said: “These appointments are demonstrative of our belief in and commitment to Africa.

“Alan and Will join at a time when we are experiencing strong growth in the region, with revenue figures up 30% year on year and we fully expect to be making more key hires in the near future.” 

 

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