Lloyds Bank has conducted a significant reshuffling of its senior bankers in Asia.
Di Mu has been named head of global corporates, joining from Deutsche Bank and based in Singapore. Mu was most recently a director managing corporate banking coverage for US multinationals at Deutsche, which she joined in 2010 after a previous stint at Lloyds. She previously worked at BP, HSBC and Enron.
Her role will involve working with Asian companies that wish to invest into the UK, and facilitating the trade and capital requirements of UK companies in Asia.
Ana Maria Da Silva Williamson is the new sales director for global transaction banking in Singapore. She joins from Standard Chartered, where she was most recently Asia Pacific director for regional transaction banking sales in the global corporates division. She joined Standard Chartered in 2003, in Dubai.
Desmond Tan joins the bank from Mizuho to become director, financial institutions. His remit is Southeast Asian non-bank financial institutions. He was most recently head of regional treasury sales at Mizuho, having previously worked for Credit Lyonnais and Rabobank.
Also in Singapore, Eddy Zhang has been appointed to head the global corporates division for Greater China. He joins the bank from JP Morgan.
The bank has established a new Asia desk in the UK, based in London. This will be headed by Richard Hsieh and will focus on banking the UK subsidiaries of Asian clients. Hsieh was most recently head of telecoms and technology for global corporates at the bank. He has previously worked for BNP Paribas, Video Networks and NTL Media.
Lloyds has been making a noticeable push in the Asian market and scored a significant coup last year when it poached Shivkumar Seerapu from Deutsche Bank to be head of global transaction banking for the region.
Oliver Brinkmann, CEO for commercial banking in Asia, says: “We have seen significant growth in the region over the past few years, as we respond to the needs of our Asia clients looking to invest in the UK and our international clients seeking to invest in Asia. Our clients are increasingly looking to invest in the Chinese market and through these appointments we will be able to meet their needs with global expertise and support.”