Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of Marcel Ivison to the position of head of structured financing and forfaiting (SEFF), covering the Greater China and Southeast Asia markets. Ivison not only replaces Rodney Ballard - who will move to London as head of SEFF for the UK and Europe - but will also report to him from his Singapore base.

Ivison, who has 12 years of experience in the Asian structured finance business, joins the bank from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) where he was head of structured export and project finance for Hong Kong and Singapore. In his time at SEB, Ivison was responsible for developing telecommunications, power, pulp and paper, transport and infrastructure business from Scandinavia and Europe into Asian markets.

Prior to joining SEB, Ivison held similar roles with HSBC and Barclays.