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ING Bank has made three senior management appointments at its Singapore-based wholesale banking business.

Elbert Pattijin has been appointed head of debt products origination for Asia. Pattijin was transferred from ING in Amsterdam where he was the head of counterparty risk, country risk, risk research and modelling. He joined ING in 1996. His initial role was to develop tools to define ING’s risk-adjusted return on capital models. Pattijin was previously at Barclays Capital where he was involved in origination, sales and marketing of lending, treasury and capital markets products. He moved to Barclays from
ABN Amro Bank where he began his career.

Ajay Sawhney has been named head of acquisition finance and sponsor coverage for Asia, a newly-created position within the ING Asia’s wholesale banking group. This is in addition to his current role as head of technology, media and telecoms structured finance for Asia. Sawhney joined ING in 1994 from Citigroup.

Mark Newman will be ING’s head of financial markets Asia effective July 1. Newman will be responsible for ING’s fixed income sales and trading, sovereign and credit research, foreign exchange, money markets and credit and equity derivatives. Newman will continue to be ING’s head of structured products and structured credit for Asia, in addition to his new role. He joined ING in London in 1992 and has spent eight years in Asia.