ANZ has made new appointments to some of its most senior roles in South and Southeast Asia.

Long-term ANZ banker Vishnu Shahaney will take the role of chief executive officer, Singapore and head of institutional, Singapore.

Shahaney will be responsible for building the bank’s institutional, commercial, retail, wealth and private banking business in the city-state.

He moves from his role as managing director, specialised lending and loan product, Asia Pacific, Europe and America.

Shahaney has been with the bank for over 30 years after beginning his career with the former ANZ Grindlays business in India.
He will replace Bill Foo, who has been promoted to ANZ vice-chairman, South and Southeast Asia.

Foo has worked as chief executive officer Singapore for a decade and will move to a broader leadership role for the bank.

He will be responsible for building and enhancing relationships with the bank’s key clients, government and regulators.

“We’re pleased to have bankers of this calibre in these critical roles in Singapore as we push ahead with our strategy to create a super-regional bank that connects our customers in South and Southeast Asia to growth and opportunities across the Asia Pacific region,” comments Alex Thursby, ANZ’s CEO Asia Pacific, Europe and America.