Standard Chartered has appointed Mohsin Nathani as the new CEO for the United Arab Emirates, replacing Jonathan Morris who has left the bank to pursue further opportunities.

Nathani, who joined Standard Chartered in 2010, most recently worked as CEO of Standard Chartered Pakistan for three years. He has over 20 years of international banking experience having worked in East and South East Asia, Middle East and the Levant regions.

Nathani has joined Standard Chartered Bank from Barclays Bank in Pakistan, where he served as the country head and managing director.

Christos Papadopoulos, CEO for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, said: "Mohsin’s leadership and international experience will further strengthen and deepen our client and customer relationships in the UAE and he will play a key role in achieving our aspirations in the country."