CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, Stephen Bird

Stephen served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Banking at Citigroup, formally appointed Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Aberdeen in September 2020.

Dec 2, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 PM



Key Themes

Career Development

About this event

In partnership with the Asia Scot Institute, we are proud to host Stephen Bird

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He will be covering a broad range of topics with a focus on Asia, and his assessment of the contemporary global situation and the implications for markets and investments, the importance of understanding the Asia markets, leading and leadership of a global company and the opportunities for Scots to succeed in this context.

Stephen joined the Board in July 2020 as Chief Executive Designate, and was formally appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2020.

Previously, Stephen served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Banking at Citigroup from 2015, retiring from the role in November 2019. His responsibilities encompassed all consumer and commercial banking businesses in 19 countries, including retail banking and wealth management, credit cards, mortgages, and operations and technology supporting these businesses. Prior to this, Stephen was Chief Executive for all of Citigroup’s Asia Pacific business lines across 17 markets in the region, including India and China.

Stephen joined Citigroup in 1998, and during his 21 years with the company he held a number of leadership roles in banking, operations and technology across its Asian and Latin American businesses. Before this, he held management positions in the UK at GE Capital – where he was director of UK operations from 1996 to 1998 – and at British Steel.



Wednesday, December 2, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM UTC


2:00 PMNetworking and Food
2:00 PMFireside Chat
2:00 PMNetworking


  • Daniel Seymour

    GDSC Lead

  • Josh Ang

    Head of Technical Events

  • Jacob Schwandt

    Head of Digital Boost Challenge

  • Isabel Mora

    Head of Technical Events

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