Standard Chartered continues to build its global project and export finance capabilities with a number of key hires following the recent appointment of William Rathvon as global head of project and export finance.  Joining Standard Chartered are Deepa Pasumarty, Conor McCoole and Chris Box.

Deepa Pasumarty, who joins the bank as director, was formerly with Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) as director in the global energy group. She was involved in originating, structuring and executing advisory, M&A, structured and project finance assignments for regional and international clients in the power, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in Asia . Deepa, with more than 14 years” experience in project and structured finance transactions, has worked at Banque Paribas and Bank of America before CSFB.

Another new member of the team is Conor McCoole who joins the bank as director. He spent more than five years with UFJ Bank in Singapore as senior vice-president of project finance, playing a key role in developing the bank’s global project and structured finance business. Before UFJ, Conor was with BZW Asia for over six years as an associate director in the corporate and project finance team.  He has a wealth of market knowledge from advising to executing a wide range of energy and power sector transactions across Asia .

Chris Box joins Standard Chartered’s Project Finance team as an associate director.  Chris has nine years of financial advisory and arranger and an extensive knowledge of the media and telecommunications, power, water and transportation sectors. Chris joins Standard Chartered from Bank of America in Hong Kong, where he was an associate in the Asian Media and Telecommunications team. Before this, Chris spent more than six years in the project finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers based in Singapore, Jakarta and Melbourne .

Based in Singapore , the three report to William Rathvon.

Says Rathvon: “The new appointments of these highly experienced finance professionals is yet another step forward in deepening our presence in the project and export finance business globally. This business enhances and complements Standard Chartered’s existing strengths in corporate finance and debt capital markets. We are now able to offer a broader range of financing solutions to our clients.”