Standard Chartered Zimbabwe (officially Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited) is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe and a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered. It is licensed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the central bank and national banking regulator.
Standard Chartered Zimbabwe Location
The headquarters and main branch of Standard Chartered Zimbabwe are located on the First Floor of the Africa Unity Square Building, at 68 Nelson Mandela Avenue, in downtown Harare, the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe. The geographical coordinates of the bank’s headquarters are: 17°49’43.0″S, 31°03’02.0″E (Latitude:-17.828611; Longitude:31.050556).
Stanchart Zimbabwe is a large commercial bank, serving large corporate clients, upscale retail customers and medium to large business enterprises. As of December 2017, it had total assets that were valued at US$815.8 million with shareholders equity of US$84.6 million. As of May 2018, Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe employed 582 personnel.
Standard Chartered Zimbabwe History
Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe is the oldest financial institution in Zimbabwe, having been established as Standard Bank in 1892. The current bank was created when Standard Bank merged with Chartered Bank in 1969. According to the bank’s website, Stanchart Zimbabwe served in excess of 90,000 account holders, as of May 2018.
Standard Chartered Zimbabwe Ownership
Stanchart Zimbabwe is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group, an International financial services conglomerate, headquartered in London in the United Kingdom, with operations in more than sixty countries and a network of over 1,700 branches, employing in excess of 86,000 people.
The shares of stock of Standard Chartered Zimbabwe, are owned by three corporate entities as illustrated in the table below, according to the bank’s website.
Stanchart Zimbabwe stock ownership
||Standard Chartered Holdings Africa
||Standard Chartered Bank Plc
||Standard Chartered Holdings International
As of May 2021, the bank maintained branches at the following locations:
- Africa Unity Square Branch: Corner of Sam Nujoma Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue, Harare Main Branch
- Bulawayo Branch: Corner of 8th Avenue and Fife Street, Bulawayo
As of December 2017, the chairman of the seven-person board of directors was L T Manasta, one of the non-Executive Directors. Ralph Watungwa serves as the bank’s managing director and chief executive officer
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