Managing Director, Head of Islamic Origination, Standard Chartered Bank

Ahsan Ali

Ahsan Ali is Managing Director and Global Head of Islamic Origination at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ahsan is responsible for the global Islamic Origination business at Standard Chartered Saadiq, the Bank’s Islamic banking arm. His portfolio comprises all Islamic structured transactions including Sukuks, Syndications, Project & Export Finance, Shipping & Aviation, Structured Trade Finance, Corporate Advisory and Financial Markets.

Since joining Standard Chartered Bank in March 2004, Ahsan has played a key role in building out the Bank’s Islamic business and has led several award-winning and industry-defining deals. He has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry of which the last 12 years have been in Islamic banking.

Ahsan holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).