ANZ in Asia has separated its specialised lending and loan products (SL & LP) businesses from its transaction banking business.

This follows changes made to the bank’s global organisational structure implemented last year.

Vishnu Shahaney, who previously headed both transaction banking and specialised lending in Asia, has now been tasked with managing the SL & LP businesses for Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

According to Shahaney, the changes in Asia provide additional focus to these two growth businesses.

The bank has made two new hires in these division; Simon Jones has been hired as head of structured export finance, Asia, and Andy Dyer has been recruited as managing director, transaction banking, Asia Pacific.

Both Jones and Dyer are based in Singapore.

Jones joins ANZ from ABN Amro, where he was head of cross border structured finance for the Emea region, based in London.

Dyer joined ANZ following two years running his own consultancy, developing transaction banking sales and leadership capabilities within banks and large corporates.

Before that he led the Northeast Asia transaction banking business for Standard Chartered Bank.

The SL & LP businesses comprise project and structured finance, structured asset finance, loan product management structured debt and acquisition finance and structured export finance, which is now headed up by Jones in Asia.