Standard Chartered Group Chairman visits Ghana

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Accra, May 15, GNA – Sir John Peace, Group Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Plc, has arrived in Ghana for a three-day working visit.

As part of his visit, he will meet government officials, regulators, staff and senior management of the Bank, as well as a section of the media, according to a press release from the bank, made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday.

While in Ghana, Sir John will take part in a community activity related to “Seeing is Believing,” the Bank’s flagship global community initiative which tackles avoidable blindness.

According to the statement, Sir John was appointed Chairman of Standard Chartered Plc’s board in 2009 having served as Deputy Chairman since 2007.

With a strong financial services and retailing background, he was part of a team which founded CCN Systems in 1980, an early pioneer of credit scoring techniques, risk models and the development of customer segmentation systems.

In 2000, Sir John became Group CEO of GUS plc, spearheading a major restructuring strategy to refocus the group, including the acquisition and disposal of more than 50 businesses worldwide.

Sir John is committed to supporting his local community and has a long standing interest in education.  He has been a Trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999.

The Academy was one of the first of five schools in England to be recognised by the Chinese government for its excellence in teaching Mandarin and supporting the training of language teachers.

He was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector.

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