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Standard Chartered – leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, the Group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for 87,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. Standard Chartered’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.
In UAE, Standard Chartered opened its first branch in 1958 in Sharjah. The Group’s business gradually increased in Dubai with the opening of several branches and today, Dubai is the administrative hub of the Middle East and South Asia Region. The Bank enjoys the position of having the most extensive branch network among foreign international banks in UAE with 11 branches emirate-wide.
Run for a Reason
The Standard Chartered marathons – nine races spanning four continents that give thousands of ordinary people reason to feel extraordinary. These marathons characterise the values and attitude that Standard Chartered believes in, and lives by everyday – a “can-do” attitude, a priority on strength of trust, willpower, stamina, and a determination to go the distance.
Testing individual courage while bringing together and inspiring entire communities to lead healthier lifestyles, there’s really nothing quite like a Standard Chartered marathon. Between October and June, races take place in Jersey, Nairobi, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, the Falkland Islands and Kuala Lumpur. Their growing popularity may be explained by the fact that they appeal to all types of runners – some people run in costumes, some for charity, others to push their physical and mental limits. Whatever the reason, these runners and the thousands that come to support them, experience what makes Standard Chartered marathons unique. A sense of trust between competitors and creativity amongst supporters. A determination to go the extra mile, no matter what. The marathons embody everything that Standard Chartered believes in. They are truly a run for everyone.