Vijay Anand Ramanujam has been named as the new regional head of trade finance – Asia for Louis Dreyfus, overseeing the trade and commodities finance business in the region.

Ramanujam is moving from structured trade finance where he was principally handling bank relationships and trade distribution. Prior to joining Dreyfus two and a half years ago, he worked for 16 years across banks and commodity trading houses in areas of trade finance, financial institutions and commodities sales.

He will report regionally to TA Kishen, chief financial officer – Asia, and to global head of trade finance Alejandro Karacsonyi, who moved to Dreyfus last September from Trafigura.