Diana Layfield News

Miguel Azevedo, Head of Investment Banking, Citi Africa

Citi to Deutsche Bank on charm offensive in Africa as banks clamor for bond issuance deals

Bankers from London to Frankfurt and New York are on a charm offensive in Africa. Their goal: convincing governments to keep selling debt as first-half issuance slows from a five-year high.

Diana Layfield, CEO, Standard Chartered Africa

Nigeria and Kenya are the best opportunities in Africa for 2015 expansion: Diana Layfield, CEO, Standard Chartered Africa

Standard Chartered Plc, which has operated in Africa for more than 150 years, sees Nigeria and Kenya as the best opportunities on the continent for its business to expand in 2015.

Standard Chartered Plc Diana Layfield, CEO, Standard Chartered Africa

Standard Chartered Sees Africa Future Amid Branch Network Review

Standard Chartered Plc (STAN), the British bank that has operated in Africa for more than 150 years, said the continent remains part of its consumer banking plans even as the lender reviews its global branch network.

Standard Chartered Bank

StanChart to hire 1,000 more staff in Africa: Diana Layfield, CEO, Standard Chartered Africa

Standard Chartered plans to hire at least 1,000 more staff in Africa in the next couple of years, an increase of more than 10 percent, even as its expansion elsewhere has slowed.

US-Africa Business Forum - This is the Moment to Invest in Africa

US-Africa Business Forum: This is the Moment to Invest in Africa (Video)

Africa has a middle class larger than that of India, a projected five percent growth rate by 2015, and six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies.

Penny Pritzker, US Commerce Secretary, at the US-Africa Business Forum

Africa Summit Set the Stage for US Business. Now What?

As the dust settles after the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit that took place in early August in Washington, a clearer picture is emerging of what it achieved.

Diana Layfield, CEO, Standard Chartered Africa

Standard Chartered has doubled to $5B its commitment to Power Africa: Diana Layfield, CEO, Standard Chartered Africa (Video)

Standard Chartered puts up its own capital and that of others.

Diana Layfield, CEO, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

Diana Layfield, CEO of Africa, Standard Chartered Bank: StanChart will open 13 branches in Africa in 2014 (Video)

Bloomberg recently interviewed Diana Layfield, the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank’s Africa operations.