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Standard Chartered Bank opens new GBS centre in Bengaluru

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

today said it has officially opened its new Global Business Services(GBS) centre here with an aim to attract the best mindsavailable locally to redefine for the world.

The expects to have 30 per cent of GBS employees based in over the next few years by doubling the current head count based in the city from a combination of internal moves and selective hiring.

The new centre will complement Standard Chartered's existing GBS centres in China, and which collectively provide employment opportunities to 19,000 talented people, the said in a release.

It said this move is a part of the Bank's strategy to invest USD3 billion over three years in technology and systemswhich it announced in 2015.

"Our investment in is an important strategic step to enable access to a pool of highly skilled talent who can support our ambitions to be a bank with a human touch.

We are here to attract the best minds in India'sSilicon Valley to join us in redefining for the world," Standard Chartered Group CIO Dr Michael Gorriz said.

Spread over 43,000 square metres, the multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art GBS centre will deliver global support, client due diligence and advisory services for corporate and institutional banking, retail banking, compliance, human resources, risk management and finance usingthe latest technologies and practices in data, robotics andsoftware development.

Calling a key market for Standard Chartered its CEO Zarin Daruwala said, "As we move towards deeper digitisation, people who form a part of the technology-underpinned value chain will play an increasingly leading-edge role in shaping the and financial services landscape."

As a network, Standard Chartered's GBS centres inChina, India and are capable of managing complex,large scale, cross-border activities that keep the Bankrunning seamlessly, while ensuring clients globally arereceiving reliable and secure banking services usingstate-of-the-art technology, the bank said.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 14:07 IST