Dubai-based Commercial Bank International (CBI) has appointed Ezhil Venugopal as head of trade sales, transaction banking.

Venugopal joined in June from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), where he spent four years, most recently managing the large corporates segment in the Dubai & Northern Emirates region from a trade product sales perspective. Before that, he worked at Standard Chartered for four years and at American Express. He has 10 years of transaction banking experience in the UAE.

At CBI he will be responsible for the bank’s overall trade finance business, including “building a best-in-class product and technology capability” he tells GTR.