Standard Chartered appoints regional CIO for Africa and Middle East

Mohamed Abdel Razek joined the financial institution in 2015 and has previously held senior posts at British American Tobacco and oilfields services company Schlumberger.

Mohamed Abdel Razek as Regional Chief Information Officer at Standard Chartered in Africa and the Mi
Standard Chartered

British multinational bank Standard Chartered has appointed Mohamed Abdel Razek as regional chief information officer for Africa and the Middle East (AME).

Razek will be responsible for driving the financial institution’s current and future technology strategy across the Africa and the Middle East. He will also be in charge of maintaining the bank’s technology platform across various business segments, providing technology support to the AME management team and contributing to the regional business strategy.

Razek’s appointment is another step in Standard Chartered's ongoing digital transformation agenda, according to a company statement. The bank has made significant steps in enhancing its digital solutions over the past 18 months, including the rollout of its digital bank across 8 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the recent launch of SC Keyboard, a banking solution which allows customers to access financial services through social media accounts.

Razek will play a crucial role in ensuring that regional efforts are aligned with the financial institution's technology and innovation strategy, with a strong focus on cybersecurity, stability and innovation.

The CIO joined Standard Chartered in May 2015 as global head of the Technology Operations and Collective Intelligence & Command Centre (CnC) and head of technology for Malaysia - Global Business Services. Since September 2019, he has also held the post of CIO for the bank’s Islamic Banking business, ‘Saadiq’.

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