Managing Director - Head of Downstream & Chemicals (Oil & Gas and Chemicals)
Standard Chartered Bank
Galid Lahdahda is a Dutch national who has been living and working in Asia for over 15 years. He started his career with ABN AMRO Bank over 2 decades ago where he was working with its large European Energy and Commodity clients. After moving to Singapore to join Standard Chartered Bank’s regional Oil & Gas Group, he has been specialising in providing financial services to companies that operate in the oil and gas and wider energy sector. Standard Chartered Bank is renowned for being a leading adviser and lender to the energy sector across its footprint and a thought leader in the field of sustainable finance and energy transition. As part of its Asian industry team Galid has worked on numerous transactions, supporting clients across the region. Currently Galid is globally responsible for the bank’s activities in the downstream market covering companies that operate refineries and (petro)chemical installations as well as energy distribution and energy infrastructure. In this role he provides M&A advice, structures and arranges project and acquisition financing, assists clients with capital market transactions and provides risk management solutions to the bank’s industry clients. He’s also closely involved in assisting the bank’s sector clients transition to a more sustainable and inclusive future. Galid holds a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Technology Delft, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is allowed to utilise the CFA designation.