Standard Chartered Bank launches operations in Egypt
- Standard Chartered Bank has officially started its banking operations in Egypt after receiving approval from the Central Bank of Egypt.
- The move aligns with Egypt's strategic goals of promoting economic development and attracting investment and capital into the country.
- Standard Chartered's entrance into the Egyptian market highlights the nation's economic potential, growth opportunities, and flexibility.
Standard Chartered Bank, a UK-based multinational, has formally kicked off its banking operations in Egypt after securing the final approval from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), according to an official statement released by the bank.
This move aligns with Egypt's strategic goals of enhancing economic development, fostering commercial activities, and encouraging investment and capital inflows into the nation, as outlined in the statement.
The entrance of Standard Chartered into the Egyptian market emphasizes the country's strategic significance, showcasing its economic potential, growth opportunities, and overall flexibility, as noted by the bank's CEO, Bill Winters.
Points clés à retenir
Egypt is one of the most important markets in the Middle East and North Africa region. Being a new member of the BRICS group, it boasts substantial economic importance, promising growth opportunities, and a strategic location that renders it attractive to global investors. Additionally, the establishment of the bank's branch in Egypt addresses a longstanding gap in its branch network and reaffirms the bank's dedication to Egypt and the wider MENA region. The Central Bank of Egypt granted the bank a license to operate in the country in November 2022, and last week, it further authorized the construction of the bank's branch. In November 2023, Mohammed Gad was appointed as the CEO of Standard Chartered's new subsidiary.