Standard Chartered has announced key appointments to its project and export finance team following the successful completion of the integration of ANZ’s project finance portfolio earlier this year.

Kemei Sun and Jeffry Szeto have joined the bank’s project and export finance team based in Hong Kong. Before this appointment, Sun spent 11 years in WestLB’s project finance and relationship management teams, and is a specialist in the energy and infrastructure industries. Sun comes on board as a director, and brings experience of China and North Asia.

Szeto joins the bank as associate director, before which he was with the Hong Kong government’s Economic Development and Labour Bureau where he was responsible for the development of the logistics sector. Szeto has seven years of banking experience, primarily in project financing and advisory work in the power and infrastructure sectors across Asia. Both Sun and Szeto are expected to be key players in the bank’s plans to grow its project and export finance business in Greater China.
Russell Kalam joins the bank’s project and export finance team as associate director.  He is based in London and reports to Andy Bartlett, global industry coordinator of oil and gas. Kalam joins from Standard Bank, and has worked with various investment and finance companies providing corporate finance expertise to clients, including M&A advisory in the upstream oil and gas business. His experience is expected to be a great asset to the bank as it expands it reach in Africa.

Jonathan Hubbard joins the team as an analyst in the portfolio analysis group based in London. He was previously an analyst in ANZ’s former project finance group, managing the mining and metals and shipping and aircraft portfolios. At Standard Chartered, Hubbard will be responsible for managing the metals and mining and aircraft portfolios.  The performance analytics group is key to the success of the project and export finance business, claims the bank, and Hubbard provides additional expertise to this important team. He reports to Mark Whitman, head of portfolio analysis and management.

Furthermore, Jai Gurtoo joins in Dubai as an associate, reporting to Ravi Suri, head of project finance, Middle East. Gurtoo has been with Standard Chartered for three years since he graduated.

Priya Narasimhan joins in Singapore as an analyst.

William Rathvon, Standard Chartered’s global head of project and export finance says: “We continue to build our franchise and extend our leadership position as we hire top industry talents. With the industry expertise and experience that they bring, we have even stronger capabilities to serve our clients “needs.”