Gerard Lyons resigns from top economist role at StanChart

Ben Southwood
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TOP STANDARD Chartered economist Gerard Lyons is leaving the bank, he said yesterday, for a job outside the financial services industry.

The head of global research and chief economist will leave the bank tomorrow, ending a 13-year career at the UK-headquartered, but Asia and Africa-focused bank.

In 2010 and 2011, the team Lyons oversaw was ranked the top global forecaster by Bloomberg, and the 51 year old was often the bank’s authoritative voice on issues in its main markets. Before StanChart, Lyons worked at DKB International and Swiss Bank Corporation.