Haroon Anwar

Managing Director and Country Head, Transaction Banking / Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

Haroon heads Transaction Banking product group and covers Sales, Product Management, Client Management, and Implementation of Trade Finance, Cash Management, and Securities Services. As a member of the country executive committee, he has shared responsibility for strategy, development, management and governance of the bank's corporate, institutional, commercial and retail banking businesses in Malaysia.

Prior to this role, Haroon held leadership positions with Standard Chartered, BMO Bank of Montreal, ABN AMRO (now RBS), and Citibank NA in six markets. With over 20 years of banking experience, he specializes in corporate treasury and cash management services, international trade finance, commercial and corporate lending, and supply chain financing. His passion includes redefining business models to take advantage of the digital transformation for improved client experience and efficient product delivery.

He has authored and published articles on the dynamics of cash flow forecasting to optimize working capital requirements and unlocking cash in the supply chain. Additionally, as a certified sales trainer, he conducts sales training for Standard Chartered.

Haroon holds an undergraduate degree with honours in Business Economics and an MBA from the University of Houston, USA. He also holds the Chartered Membership of Institute of Logistics and Transport from Canada. A Canadian citizen, Haroon is married with two children and enjoys watching classic movies and playing tennis in his free time.