Standard Chartered Bank Luxembourg Branch
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Depositary Bank
People make perfect
Jill Griffin, CEO at Standard Chartered Bank Luxembourg, is passionate about people. A source of endless fascination, inspiration, counsel and joy. Jill has forged her career on her ability to listen to them – and understand their value.
Striving for balance
Three priorities guide Jill’s life: her family, her client relationships and her service as a charity worker. Balancing them is not always easy, but it is essential. She has maintained the balance living in cities around the world, from Frankfurt to London to Tokyo. She has maintained the balance in various professional positions. And she is continuing to balance her priorities in Luxembourg, which feels like a second home. London-born Jill first came to work in Luxembourg in 1990 and returned in 2001.
Learning and living
Through her professional life and her charity work (Jill is co-founder and president of the NGO Stop Aids Now – Acces as well as co-founder and president of the Luxembourg affiliate of Dress For Success. Jill benefits from ample opportunities to listen to, learn from and help others. But she also takes time for herself, with favorite restaurants (curry on Friday night!) and love of music (from Abba to REM). She loves to visit Switzerland’s Crans-Montana with friends and family.
Values … and Valuing
Jill has three values that are core to how she lives her life: service, expertise and integrity. She regards excellent listening skills as essential for building effective client relationships.”Listen to your clients. They will tell you everything you need to know about how you are doing, where you need to improve and what your future strategy should be.” These values are also reflected in what she sees as her main quality: valuing people, both in her personal life and her professional life. The perfect balancing act.
Facts & Figures
Place of birth: London
Languages: English, French
Hobbies: Family and charity
Cities: London, Tokyo, New York
Restaurants: Taj Mahal (Luxembourg)
Places: Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Book: Perfume (Patrick Süskind)
Music: Cheesy Eighties Pop !
Artist: Matthew Bourne (Choreographer)
President of Stop Aids Now/ACCES, NGO
President of Dress for Success Luxembourg asbl