Virtual Leadership Forum with Torry Berntsen, Chief Executive Officer, Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered

BritishAmerican Business looks forward to welcoming Torry Berntsen, Chief Executive Officer, Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered. In this interactive discussion, Torry will share his insights on Leadership and Paving the Way for the Next Generation. Torry will share his experiences throughout his career journey, the influential mentors that guided him, and how he focuses on building a pipeline of diverse future leaders. After his remarks, the discussion will open up around the table.

Launched in 2016, the Leadership Forum is a program series aimed to cultivate a select group of emerging C-Suite leaders. During the yearlong program, which consists of in-person events, the delegates learn firsthand from sitting CEOs and other prominent industry leaders in BAB’s network, participate in workshops, share real-time challenges, and develop invaluable connections with peers. Participants in the Leadership Forum are specially nominated from BAB’s membership of multinational companies, and are recognized as a rising leader and distinguished contributor to their company.

Event Details


Tuesday 26 October
Time 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

4:00 – 5:00 pm BST



Meet the Speaker

Torry Berntsen is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Standard Chartered for Europe & Americas and is responsible for all aspects of the Region, providing leadership on strategy, client relationships, risk management, governance, and regulatory engagements. Torry is based in London.

Torry has over 35 years of banking and financial services experience. Prior to his current role, Torry was the CEO and Regional Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking for the Americas at Standard Chartered, where he led the Bank’s North American and Latin American franchise. Before his career at Standard Chartered, Torry was the President and a Director of Independent Bank Group (“IBTX”), where he was involved in the various components of the Company’s operations, including spearheading its investor relations efforts as well as managing all of its financial institutions relationships and partnerships. Prior to IBTX, he spent 25 years in various senior management roles at The Bank of New York Mellon (“BNY Mellon”). His last position in BNY Mellon was Senior Executive Vice President, Sector Head, Global Client Management where he was responsible for leading the relationship efforts with financial institutions, corporate, government, not-for-profit and real estate clients worldwide. At BNY Mellon, he was a member of the firm’s Executive and Asset/Liability Committees. Previous to BNY Mellon, he spent four years at JP Morgan.

Torry served from 2009 to late 2016 as Vice Chairman of Virtu Management, LLC, a private family management company located in New York City, and was a Board member of some of its various entities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center. He is an Advisory Board member of the Wall Street Women’s Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors of BritishAmerican Business. Torry is also a member of Standard Chartered’s Global Diversity & Inclusion (“D&I”) Council, made up of senior leaders responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the Bank’s global D&I strategy.
Torry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from New York University.