Standard Chartered hires Deutsche Bank’s data and innovation head for senior role

Rene Keller has joined Standard Chartered after more than three years in a senior technology role at Deutsche Bank.

The group data officer and head of innovation at Deutsche Bank has departed to join Standard Chartered in a senior technology role.

Rene Keller has been appointed chief information officer for the corporate, commercial and institutional banking (CCIB) business at Standard Chartered, tasked with overseeing technology strategy, architecture and delivery to drive growth, the bank said in a statement. 

“Rene joins us at an exciting time as our CCIB business continues on its growth and evolution journey, and will play an instrumental role in driving the business forward by digitising our clients’ experience and co-creating innovative solutions by partnering and maintaining its fundamental role against the growing competition of fintech and big tech,” Michael Gorriz, group chief information officer at Standard Chartered, commented.

Keller has extensive experience in IT and technology strategy, having worked most recently at Deutsche Bank for almost four years. Prior to that, he was group chief information officer at Germany’s Deutsche Börse. Keller has also previously held senior technology positions at Swiss Life, Credit Suisse and UBS. 

Standard Chartered added that it is investing heavily in technology and forging partnerships with vendors to bolster experience for clients and ecosystems. 

“The banking industry is in the middle of a fundamental transformation, driven by technology investments, new client expectations, innovation and growth,” Keller also commented on his appointment. “I believe that Standard Chartered is well positioned and equipped for further success, having made very significant progress on the journey to adopt modern technology and ways of working.”