The Asia Scotland Insitute is delighted to announce Stephen Bird, CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, will be speaking to us in a webinar on 2nd December 14:00 hrs.
He will be covering a broad range of topics with a focus on Asia, not least his assessment of the contemporary global situation and the implications for markets and investments, the importance of understanding the Asia markets, leading and leadership of a global company and the opportunities for Scots to succeed in this context.
Stephen brings an established track record of delivering exceptional value to clients and customers, creating high quality revenue and earnings growth in complex and competitive financial markets, as well as deep experience of business transformation during periods of technological disruption and competitive change.
Stephen joined the Board in July 2020 as Chief Executive Designate, and was formally appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2020.
Previously, Stephen served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Banking at Citigroup from 2015, retiring from the role in November 2019. His responsibilities encompassed all consumer and commercial banking businesses in 19 countries, including retail banking and wealth management, credit cards, mortgages, and operations and technology supporting these businesses. Prior to this, Stephen was Chief Executive for all of Citigroup’s Asia Pacific business lines across 17 markets in the region, including India and China.
Stephen joined Citigroup in 1998, and during his 21 years with the company he held a number of leadership roles in banking, operations and technology across its Asian and Latin American businesses. Before this, he held management positions in the UK at GE Capital – where he was director of UK operations from 1996 to 1998 – and at British Steel.
He holds an MBA in Economics and Finance from University College Cardiff, where he is also an Honorary Fellow.