Standard Chartered has appointed João Galvão as head of trade sales, transaction banking, for the Americas.

Galvão joins from Deutsche Bank, where he has spent the last 15 years, most recently as head of trade finance structuring, Americas.

Based in New York, in his new position he will report to Bharat Padmanabhan, the bank’s global head of transaction banking sales, with regional reporting to Steven Cranwell, CEO of Americas and regional head of client coverage.

He replaces Filipe Mossmann, who left the bank in September to take up the newly created role of managing director of commodities and global markets at Macquarie.

Commenting on the appointment, Cranwell says: “I am delighted to welcome João to the team. João is a highly experienced trade professional and I look forward to working with him to support our clients with innovative trade solutions.”