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Banking on leadership

Amid the uncertainty that the Covid-19 outbreak has wrought, the big challenge for a leader is to make decisions that are in the best interests of all stakeholders, not least employees, says StanChart Singapore CEO Patrick Lee.

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"The impact of the current crisis on the bank's performance will not be a lasting one... So, yes, while in the short term we will have some knocks from Covid-19, we are very keen to see how we can accelerate some of the initiatives that will come out of this to help restore and revive the economy and help grow the bank again." - Patrick Lee.

IN his 27-year career as a banker, Standard Chartered Singapore's chief executive officer Patrick Lee is facing his biggest test of leadership to date as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to shake up economies and businesses around the world.

He has gone through the Asian Financial Crisis,...

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