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TORRY BERNTsEN

Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Regional Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Americas 

Torry Berntsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank in the Americas. Torry also holds the role of Regional Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Americas. Torry is based in New York City and is responsible for all of the Bank’s businesses in both North America and Latin America.

Torry has over 35 years of banking and financial services experience. He was most recently the President and a Director of Independent Bank Group (“IBG”), where he was involved in all aspects of the Company’s operations, including spearheading its investor relations efforts as well as managing all of its financial institutions relationships and partnerships. Prior to IBG, he spent 25 years in various senior management roles at The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon"). His last position in BNY Mellon was Senior Executive Vice President, Sector Head, Global Client Management where he was responsible for leading the relationship efforts with financial institutions, corporate, government, not-for-profit and real estate clients worldwide. At BNY Mellon, he was a member of the firm's Executive and Asset/Liability Committees. Previous to BNY Mellon, he spent four years at JP Morgan.

Torry has also served since 2009 as Vice Chairman of Virtu Management, LLC, a private family management company located in New York City, and was a board member of some of its various entities. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center and is a member of Wheaton College's Leadership Council.

Torry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from New York University.