UniCredit has made a series of hires to its Asian corporate banking team, in Singapore and Mumbai.

Simon Tutt will now head the Singapore operation as branch manager, replacing Albert Kong, who has left the bank. As yet, no detail is available on his destination.

Tutt has been with UniCredit since joining as an analyst in 2004. He was most recently head of European corporates in the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong, a role he held for almost 13 years. He was simultaneously director of structured commodity finance for four of those years to 2014.

Also in Singapore, Constance Au has been named head of Asian multinational corporates for the South Asia region. She joins the bank from Deutsche Bank, where she was most recently head of corporate banking coverage for Singapore. Before joining Deutsche in 2007, she spent two years working with United Overseas Bank.

Amit Roy, meanwhile, has been named UniCredit’s chief representative for Mumbai. Roy joins the bank from Sace, the Italian export credit agency, where he spent five years as the head of South Asia. Prior to this, he spent five years with ICICI Bank, working across project finance and commercial banking divisions.

All three Asian-based appointees report to Michele Amadei, head of Asia Pacific at UniCredit.

Further to these hires, Florence Blazy has joined as senior banker, large corporates, France. She will be based in Paris and report to Patrick Soulard, head of the bank’s French corporate and investment banking (CIB) division.

The bank’s co-head of CIB, Gianfranco Bisagni, says these hires are about strengthening the bank’s network around the world.

“We continue to selectively increase our focus in geographies where we can further support our European clients accessing international markets and offer access to our Western, Central and Eastern European network to international corporates and investors,” adds Olivier Khayat, co-head of CIB.