Deutsche Bank has hired ex-Standard Chartered banker Peter Massion as head of global transaction banking and head of trade finance and cash management corporates in Japan.

Massion will be based in Tokyo, and will report to Lisa Robins, head of GTB Asia Pacific, in his role as GTB head in Japan and to Kaushik Shaparia, head of TF/CMC Asia Pacific, in his role as TF/CMC head for Japan. Locally, he will report to Makoto Kuwahara, chief country officer, Japan.

Before joining the bank, he held the role of managing director and head of transaction banking for Japan at Standard Chartered. He previously worked for Deutsche Bank for over 14 years in a variety of roles based in Japan, Taiwan, India, Singapore and the US. In addition to his banking career, Massion also spent several years as chief financial officer and president for the Asian operations of a German multinational company.

Announcing the appointment, Robins says: “Japan is a cornerstone market for our GTB business in this fast-growing region. We are pleased to welcome Peter back to Deutsche Bank. He brings with him strong transaction banking expertise and I am confident that he will be successful in his new roles.”