10:01 | 23/06/2022 Companies
Standard Chartered Vietnam today announced the launch of its new Head Office in Hanoi, strengthening its strong, long-term commitment to and investment in Vietnam.
Occupying the third floor of the grade A Capital Place building, 29 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, and attaching the flagship Thang Long branch on the ground floor, the new head office brings together three existing offices across Hanoi into one place for seamless operations and better client service. It features an open-plan office, creating a spacious and comfortable working environment for its employees, and applies technology to optimise office spaces and usability.
“Vietnam is an exciting and dynamic market and an important part of our global footprint. It’s great to see our business grow from strength to strength, offering an innovative suite of solutions for consumers and businesses, while contributing to the sustainable development of the Vietnamese economy. Deeply committed to Vietnam, we will continue to grow with the country and make a difference for its people and community.” said Patrick Lee, Cluster CEO, Singapore & ASEAN Markets (Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand & Rep Offices), Chair of Board of Members of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam (Limited).
Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Vietnam, said: “As an important player in international trade and global supply chain and an alternative manufacturing hub, Vietnam holds strong potential for growth and offers tremendous business opportunities. We have been and will continue investing more resources in our local franchise to better serve our clients and capture the opportunities that the market offers. The inauguration of our new Head Office in Hanoi is a significant milestone of Standard Chartered’s development in Vietnam, underscoring our long-term commitment to the country, our clients and the community. We aspire to take our business to new heights, focusing our clients and people and continuing to drive commerce and prosperity.”
Standard Chartered Vietnam’s new head office is also a demonstration of the Bank’s sustainability commitment. The Bank also applies sustainable features and standards in the new head office, from the light system to the materials used for the facilities. It also takes a further step towards investing in its employees’ health and wellbeing by ensuring safe drinking water in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) parameters, controlling air quality through a real time indoor air quality monitoring system and putting in place a micro marker which provides a variety of fruits and vegetables along with healthy snacks. In order to provide an enhanced working experience for colleagues, the office has been designed to provide dedicated Connect Zones, Mother’s Room, First Aid Room and a Wellness Room which colleagues are encouraged to use for exercise and meditation.