Rowena Everson

Rowena Everson CEO Standard Chartered Global Business Services Poland

Rowena leads the strategic development and operations of Standard Chartered’s newest Global Business Services centre in Warsaw. The centre launched in September 2018 to support servicing the bank’s growing client base in Europe and Americas. It focuses on complex, large-scale, cross-border operations, requiring knowledge and experience, such as financial crime compliance, cybersecurity, human resources management, liquidity risk management and negotiations of contracts with corporate and institutional customers.

Rowena has a career spanning over 20 years in financial services having worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. She joined Standard Chartered in 2010. Prior to her current role, Rowena was Managing Director, Head of Business Support, Risk and Governance – Europe. In this regional role, she was responsible for governance, operational risk, credit monitoring, business effectiveness, client due diligence and client onboarding for the Bank’s European businesses. In addition to her regional responsibilities, Rowena also held global responsibilities for supporting Financial Markets client onboarding and account maintenance. She has held other senior leadership roles at the Bank including Head, Financial Markets Business Finance and Head, External Performance Analytics.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank she worked at other Financial Services Institutions including Credit Suisse and Citi. She is also an accomplished FSI Communications professional, having worked in the B2B marketing sector across Asia and she is accredited with certification from the London School of Journalism. She is a graduate of BSc Geophysics Hons from Southampton University UK and an ACA Chartered Accountant from the ICAEW.