Anirvan Ghosh-Dastidar, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, shared his views at our meeting which was kindly hosted by His Excellency, The British High Commissioner. Standard Chartered celebrates its 60th Anniversary in Brunei this year. 

Despite his inbound flight being delayed, Anirvan still made it in time to deliver a wide-ranging and positive view. Covering oil, trade wars, the local economy and Standard Chartered’s approach to business, his view was that he felt “ encouraged” by the potential he saw in Brunei. 

As is customary, members then shared their own views, experiences and hopes, adding an interesting strategic dimension to an evening that takes place just as businesses are thinking about their budget for the following year. Honest and witty, informative and thought-provoking, Anirvan gave us all plenty to think about before we all retired to an excellent dinner and to continue the conversation in smaller groups. 

This event brought the 2018 events to a close, but members can expect a strong start to 2019.