Standard Chartered Bank is strengthening its mining and metals offering in response to the recent high growth within this segment of the commodities sector. The bank has established a team of client relationship specialists and also expanded its commodity corporates, corporate finance and commodity research teams. New York based Karr McCurdy has been appointed as the global head of commodity corporates mining and metals to steer client relationship teams across Europe, Africa, Asia and Americas. Karr has almost 30 years of international experience in the mining and metals sectors. Working first as an engineer and then as an advisor and financier, Karr has assisted companies and governments on developing and managing new and expanding projects globally. Enhancing the bank’s regional capabilities, senior appointments have also been made to the commodity corporates team across the globe in London, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa and New York.
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