Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region for Standard Chartered Bank
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.