Commerzbank has appointed Sujata Dabholkar as Mumbai-based advisor for its long-term export finance business. She will be responsible for expanding the bank’s client base for ECA transactions in India.

Dabholkar brings over three decades of industry experience in trade and export finance and correspondent banking to her new role.

Among her past achievements, she was instrumental in setting up the Mumbai representative office of Bayerische Vereinsbank, Germany (now UniCredit Bank). As chief representative, she built up a strong platform for the bank in India, both with financial institutions and corporate clients. “During her association with the bank for more than 12 years she brought exponential growth to the bank’s business in India for trade and export finance, project finance and syndications business across its global network,” says a statement issued to GTR.

She previously also worked at Nordbanken (now Nordea AB) and HSH Nordbank (which she left to join Commerzbank), where she was responsible for establishing the banks’ footprint in the Indian market.

Dabholkar reports to Cathrin Karpinski, export finance/head of international markets at the Commerzbank head office.