The result marks a second consecutive quarter of profitability for the London-based lender after it swung to an annual loss for 2015, hit by the costs of revamping its management team and exiting out-of-favour markets.
Since he joined the bank, former JPMorgan investment banker Winters has announced plans to axe more than 15,000 jobs, closed the bank's stock trading business and raised $5.1 billion in capital as part of efforts to restore profitability.
Those efforts have slashed costs at the lender but also hit revenues, prompting the bank to defer its goal to reach a return on equity of 8 percent by 2018 - a target analysts had long deemed unrealistic.
Standard Chartered said its common equity tier one capital ratio - a key measure of financial strength - dipped slightly to 13.0 percent from 13.1 percent.
The lender scrapped its dividend and launched a $5 billion rights issue a year ago in order to bolster its capital levels, which were a cause of concern to investors and analysts having fallen to 11.4 percent by the end of September 2015.