Standard Life appoints key Mideast head
Manama, January 23, 2014
Standard Life, a leading provider of long term savings and investments, has strengthened its regional senior team by appointing Sean McGuire as head of Bank Distribution in the Middle East.
With over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, McGuire is a financial services distribution specialist with a particular interest in the Collective Investment Fund and Discretionary Investment markets.
He relocated from the UK where he worked in various roles within Standard Life for the last seven years. In his last role, McGuire had day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of Standard Life’s investment sales in the Northern Region of the UK market.
Chris Divito, CEO, Standard Life International Limited (DIFC Branch) said: “I am delighted to welcome Sean to our Middle East senior team. He brings with him a wealth of experience which will be invaluable as we develop our bank distribution business in the region.
“In his new role, Sean will work towards building long term relationships which will be beneficial for both customers and distribution partners. With this new senior appointment, we look forward to further build our long term savings and investments business in the region.
“The Middle East is a key market for Standard Life, and is part of the company’s long term growth strategy. We are committed to the region and aim to grow organically and opportunistically over the coming years,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service