Mariko Nakamura has been hired by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as a director in the project and export finance team. She will report to Wayne Burdett on a regional basis as head of project and export finance as well as reporting to Shinji Ichishima, chairman of global banking and markets Japan.

RBS also registered two more senior appointments in the Asia Pacific region, making Ryusuke Otani chief operating officer for Japan, and hiring a new chief financial officer, the ex-Barclays banker Richard Place, who will based in Singapore.