APAC Professional Moves - October 9th Roundup

As the first full week of October comes to an end here is a round-up of senior moves around the region since the middle of the week.

BNY Mellon has appointed Sindhu Vadakath as senior payments product manager for BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services business in Asia Pacific. In her new role, Vadakath will be responsible for APAC-related global payments products, and will serve as product development lead on multicurrency service enhancements related to Asian markets.

Bank of Singapore has hired the experienced banker Wee Yee Yeong as managing director and market head for its Greater China team. Based in Singapore, Wee will be responsible for driving Bank of Singapore's business and executing its strategic growth plans in the Greater China region, covering Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan.

Elian has appointed Jennifer Pau as an associate director in its Hong Kong office. Pau has in excess of 15 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. She brings extensive capital services experience to the role, with a particular focus on corporate debt issuances, structured products, project finances, syndicated loans, escrows and IPOs.

Corestate Capital, a real estate investment manager based in Zug, Switzerland, has strengthened its capital raising and client relations team in Singapore by appointing John d’Abo, and Kwok Mun Cheong.

Bedell Trust and Singapore Trust Company announced the recruitment of Robert Ayliffe as Bedell Trust, Managing Director Asia, with effect from 1st November 2015. Ayliffe, who has been based in Singapore for the past two years, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Jersey in 1996. He spent over 15 years with one of the big four international accountancy firms specialising in financial services and working in Jersey, Kuala Lumpur and London.

Credit Suisse has added to its investment banking team in Hong Kong with two senior appointments. to enhance its technology-related deal-making capabilities. Alain Lam, who will be head of technology in Asia, and Richard Kao, who joined as a senior member of the Greater China corporate finance team.

ING has appointed a new director to its syndicated finance team in Asia Pacific, replacing a banker who has moved to a new department within the firm. Singapore-based Edward Lim has now joined ING as a director, syndicated finance. He started at the bank on September 30 and reports to Tibor Papp, head of syndicated finance, Asia Pacific.

Property and casualty insurer Ace Group, a unit of Ace Ltd, appointed Sivakumaran Divakaran as marine risk manager for Asia Pacific. He will be part of the team covering marine cargo insurance for commodities, based in Kuala Lumpur, and report to Anthony O'Brien, regional head of marine insurance for Asia Pacific.

In Australia:

Equity Trustees has appointed Philip Gentry as new chief financial officer to replace Terry Ryan, who is set to depart the firm later in the year. Equity Trustees managing director Robin Burns said: “Equity Trustees is proud of our ability to attract high-quality, experienced people to join our company as we focus on positioning ourselves to capitalise on the opportunities ahead.”

AMP Capital has appointed a new investment director within its Australia and New Zealand infrastructure equity funds team. David Kenny will join AMP Capital on 12 October as the investment director of Australia and New Zealand infrastructure equity funds.

Bank of Queensland has appointed a new chief executive to its specialist business. Brett Robinson has been named as the chief executive of the Bank of Queensland's (BOQ) specialist business.

BOQ business group executive Brendan White said: “Brett is well recognised as an outstanding leader and, given his background, fully understands the needs of clients in the health and professional services sector and already has a clear vision of the future growth opportunities for BOQ Specialist. “Brett is a qualified medical professional, has had a successful career in medicine and financial services and has developed extensive networks throughout his professional and international rugby career.”








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