STANDARD Chartered Bank has appointed Ms Liz Lloyd as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Tanzania operations replacing Jeremy Awori whose tenure ended last year.
A statement issued by the bank in Dar es Salaam said Lloyd was transferred to Dar es Salaam from her previous role as Group Head of Public Affairs, based in London, and assumed her new role as of January 2013.
Ms Lloyd has previously held senior roles in Group Corporate Affairs and Group Regulatory Risk and, prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2008, spent over a decade working for the former British Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, including as Senior Adviser on Africa and latter as Deputy Chief of Staff.
She has worked closely over a number of years with a wide range of African governments. Diana Layfield, Chief Executive Officer for Africa, Standard Chartered in response to the appointment said , "In addition to exporting talent from Africa into the Group, the region is proving to be an attractive location for some of our best international staff as we increase our investment in our businesses across the continent."
Liz Lloyd upon taking up the new role as the Chief Executive Officer for the Bank in Tanzania, "Tanzania holds so many opportunities and I'm excited to be leading Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania in a year of growth. "Standard Chartered has important expansion and investment plans in 2013 and will play its part in the growth and development of Tanzania." She added.