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Hiren Singharay

Regional Head of Syndications, Europe
Standard Chartered Bank

Hiren is responsible for originating and directing origination, structuring, execution and distribution for the Bank's loan syndications business in Europe, having also run Afirca and South Asia until 2014. His team has won the Best Loan Syndication Bank in Sub Sahara for five years running for lead arranging many significant and repeat transactions for borrowers such as Sonangol, and Ghana Cocoa Board amongst other. He led the Bharti's acquisition deal for Zain in Africa. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Hiren worked at Citibank London for 17 years where he covered syndications in Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa arranging amongst others the first Syndicated loan in South Africa in the post apartheid era (Rand Merchant Bank 1994) and the first commodity deal in Senegal (SONACOS in 1994), first Syndicated Loan Deal in Saudi Arabia, first ever Syndicated Loan for a financial institution in Eastern Europe, Budapest Bank and several milestone deals in South Asia. Prior to this, Hiren worked in Continental Illinois Bank in Frankfurt and State Bank of India in Calcutta and Frankfurt. Hiren has 35 years of Banking experience in most aspects of corporate banking including relationship management, trade finance and syndications across Europe, Africa and South Asia. Hiren holds a first class degree masters degree in Economics and has co-authored “Syndicated lending in Emerging Markets”, a Euromoney Publication.

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