Moving to Asia: trio of senior hires at Barclays, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, and more

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Barclays Private Bank made three senior appointments in its Singapore office. Adrien khoo has been appointed responsible for strategic client coverage, Jaime Huang was appointed private banker and Ken sze became responsible for investments for Asia.

Khoo has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. He comes from Julius Baer, ​​where he was senior relations manager for Southeast Asia covering ultra-high net worth (UHNW) and family office customers. He previously held management positions at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Asia Capital & Advisors, Goldman Sachs and Macquarie Bank.

Huang is from Bank of Singapore, where she has spent the past four years as an advising director UHNW and family office clients in Southeast Asia and China. Huang has over 18 years of private banking and investment advisory experience. She previously held positions at Citigroup, HSBC and ABN Amro.

Sze is moving from London, where he was Global Head of Funds and Exchange Traded Funds. Prior to joining Barclays, Sze worked for HSBC Private bank in a number of investment roles, including responsible for strategic partnerships and fund advisory in the UK and head of the investment advisory office in Hong Kong.

The three appointees will report to Evonne Tan, head of Barclays Private Bank, Singapore. Sze will have an additional reporting relationship with Jean-Damien Marie, Global Co-Head of Investments for Barclays Private Bank.


Swiss credit made three senior appointments in Asia. Benjamin cavalli has been appointed head of wealth management for Asia-Pacific (Apac). Jin Yee Young becomes deputy director of wealth management. Doggie Wong is appointed general manager (CEO) for the bank in Singapore. during this time Francois Monnet, Head of Private Banking for North Asia and Managing Director of Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong branch, is retiring at the end of the year.

Cavalli currently holds the positions of Head of Private Banking for South Asia, Singapore CEO and Apac sustainability leader. He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and wealth management. Cavalli joined Credit Suisse in 2009. With his new appointment, he will step down from his responsibilities as Singapore. CEO, but will continue to act as a leader in Apac sustainability.

Jin Yee Young is currently Market Group Head for Private Banking in Singapore, Malaysia and South Asia in Switzerland (a Zurich-based team serving clients in South Asia). Young has over 25 years of wealth management experience, 18 of which with Credit Suisse. Young will report to Cavalli.

Wong is a long-time banking veteran and joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1992. She has since held various leadership roles in internal audit, law and compliance, as well as operational responsibilities in investment banking and private banking in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.


Deutsche Bank Wealth Management made three key appointments to its South East Asia team. Felicia Tan becomes team leader, Edmund T-shirt becomes vice-president and Said Darmawan becomes director. All will be based in Singapore. Tan and Tee will report to Urs Brudermann, Group Leader for South East Asia, while Darmawan will report Ingrid Widjaya, another Group Leader for South East Asia.

With 13 years of experience in private banking, Tan comes from BNP Paribas Wealth Management where she was team leader. Prior to that, she spent over a decade at Credit Suisse

Darmawan joined from UBS where she was a director. Prior to UBS, she was a director at Standard Chartered and vice-chairman of Barclays Bank.

Tee has 17 years of experience in the banking and finance industry and comes from BNP Paribas Wealth Management of which he was vice-president. He also worked at CIMB Private banking and Credit Suisse.


Sun Life Financial named Luc Nhon Ly like CEO of Sun Life Vietnam, following the return of old Vietnam CEO Larry Madge at Sun Life’s head office in Toronto.

Ly joined from AIA where he was most recently CEO of AIA Burma. Previously, he spent 12 years as CFO of AIA Vietnam. Ly has also held roles with AS Life in Vietnam and life in Canada in Toronto. Ly will report to Ingrid Johnson, President of Sun Life Asia.


Allianz named Anusha thavarajah as regional CEO Allianz Asia-Pacific. Thavarajah replaces Solmaz Altin who has decided to leave the organization after 13 years in the company. Anusha joined the firm in 2019 and is currently regional CEO of life and health.

Thavarajah has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, having held various management positions in the UK, Hong Kong and Malaysia. His most recent role before Allianz was at AIA Malaysia.


AIA appointed from Leo Grepin as Regional General Manager and Group Strategy Director, reporting to Lee Yuan Siong, Group CEO. He replaces Mark Saunders, who will retire in March. Grepin comes from Sun Life where he was President of Asia.

Previously, Grepin worked at Bridgewater Associates, where he led the team that handled portfolio construction and transaction generation for all funds. Grepin also spent 15 years at the consulting firm McKinsey.


Valuable partners named James ong at the head of Southeast Asia and CEO from Singapore. Based in Singapore, Ong brings over 25 years of leadership and sales management experience with leading financial institutions. Most recently, Ong was Managing Director and Head of South East Asia at State Street Global Advisors, where he oversaw the firm’s institutional and intermediary activities in the region.

Ong also worked for HSBC Asset Management, UOB Asset Management and a number of investment advisory firms and insurance companies. Ong will report to group president June Wong.


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