Diana Layfield is Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region for Standard Chartered Bank, where she is responsible for all of Standard Chartered’s businesses across the continent. Standard Chartered is a leading international bank in Africa with an extensive wholesale and retail presence across the region. Standard Chartered covers 37 African countries and has a leading domestic presence in 15. Diana has held a variety of senior management roles at Standard Chartered including Group Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Bank and Global Head of Global Corporate Client Coverage. Before joining Standard Chartered in 2004, Diana was Chief Executive of Finexia Limited - a provider of credit scoring and processing technology for the commercial finance industry. She was also with the leading strategy consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, from 1995-2000. Diana graduated from Oxford University and holds a Masters in Public Administration & International Economics from Harvard University. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc, a FTSE 100 power company.