Falklands : January Date for New Standard Chartered Bank Manager
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 03.12.2010 (Article Archived on 14.01.2011)
The newly appointed manager of the Stanley Branch of Standard Chartered Bank has been visiting the Islands this week.
JANUARY DATE FOR NEW STANDARD CHARTERED BANK MANAGER
A Report for FIRS by Stacey Bragger (SB) and Layla Crowie (LC) 04/11/10
The newly appointed manager of the Stanley Branch of Standard Chartered Bank has been visiting the Islands this week. Benoit Carrier (BC) is here ion a familiarization visit and says heís looking forward to beginning his work in the role in the New Year. He told Layla Crowie more about his background.
BC: My name is Benoit Carrier, I am 35 years old and married to Purvi and have a little one on the way which is due in March which is really, really exciting.
In terms of professionally, I qualified as a lawyer and trained in London so my background is as a classically trained lawyer and I qualified as a barrister and then worked in London for a big city law firm for seven years, including a stint in the Far East. So I had some time in Tokyo which was very exciting; and I specialized in sort of big ticket lending, financing transactions and investment banking.
I joined Standard Chartered about four years ago and most recently, Head of Legal for Lending for the bank so thatís really very much my background, which has brought me to here.
LC: I understand that you are here on a familiarization visit. What were your initial thoughts on the Islands?
BC: Firstly initially it was pretty windy when the doors opened on the plane and going on to the runway on Saturday. But I actually, very quickly, that was eclipsed by how lovely and how friendly everyone that I met was. The overwhelming impression that we got was one of great warmth and itís great to be here. Thatís really helped us in the first week and planning our next three or four years or so.
LC: When will you officially start at the Standard Chartered Bank here in Stanley?
DC: Iíve got a few things to finish in my current role in London as well as packing a few boxes basically. I think itís likely that I will be here in the beginning of January. That gives me a little bit of time to wrap up the things that I am currently working on. And I am looking to making the big move at the beginning of the New Year.
LC: Is there anything you are looking forward to in particular?
BC: I am looking forward very much to meeting members of the community and certainly looking to be part of that. So I am really pleased.
(100X Transcription Service)