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 Diana Layfield

Diana Layfield

Google , VP, Next Billion Users

Diana is the Vice President of Product Management at Google, leading efforts to bring payments and commerce to our Next Billion Users. Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region, at Standard Chartered Bank where she was responsible for leading SCB’s businesses across Wholesale, Investment and Consumer banking in the 37 countries where the bank operated.

Prior to her CEO position at Standard Chartered, Diana held a variety of senior management roles including Group Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Bank (85% of the Group’s revenues and profit) and Global Head of Global Corporate Client Coverage. Before joining Standard Chartered in 2004, Diana was chief executive of Finexia Ltd, a technology company providing online processing and credit scoring systems for banks. Prior to this, she worked for McKinsey & Company from 1995 to 2000 where she was a sector lead in biotechnology and financial services.

Diana graduated from Oxford University and holds a Masters in Public Administration & International Economics from Harvard University. She is also a non­executive director of Aggreko plc, a FTSE 100 power company.

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