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Dr. Michael Gorriz

Standard Chartered
Group CIO
Michael joined the Bank as Group Chief Information Officer in July 2015 and is responsible for the banking operations, systems development and technology infrastructure which underpin the Bank’s client services, and defines and implements the Bank’s digital and innovation agenda. With technology at the heart of the Bank’s growth strategy, Michael’s capabilities and experience to drive innovation and change in technology and operations are key as he takes the Bank through its transformation journey of becoming a digital Bank with a human touch. ; ; Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Michael was Vice President and CIO at Daimler AG where he was globally responsible for strategy, planning and development of the Group’s IT systems, as well as the operation of its technical infrastructure. Michael was instrumental in driving the digital transformation within Daimler, for both employees and customers, having found programmes such as Digital Life, a systematic evaluation of the impact of social media and the internet on its employees, products, and customers, and the highly successful and widely used Mercedes.Me, a personalised portal for car owners to monitor everything associated with their car. During his 29 years at Daimler, Michael progressed through specialist research and design roles in aerospace to general management roles. ; ; ; He has won numerous awards - including the Global CIO award of the Indian NASSCOM and is one of only three CIOs in Germany nominated to a list of the 40 most important people in IT in the last 40 years.; ; Michael is a physicist and engineer by background and obtained a PhD in Engineering. ; ; He is based in Singapore. Michael enjoys tennis and jogging in his leisure time. He is married and has three daughters.