UniCredit has appointed a new head of global transaction banking for the Asia Pacific region. Siow Chin Yeo will move from her current role as head of Asia trade finance at the bank to take up the new position on February 1.

She succeeds Holger Frank, who has held the position in Hong Kong for the past two years and will become head of the international centre at UniCredit’s commercial banking arm Unternehmer Bank in Germany.

The bank has also named Bryan Ho as Asia head of the financial institutions group (FIG), also effective on February 1. He is currently managing director and deputy head of FIG and GTB, Asia. Both he and Yeo are based in Hong Kong.

Yeo joined UniCredit in February 2015 to lead the trade finance team in terms of product development, origination, sales and secondary market activities for the region. She previously worked at Crédit Agricole, Santander, ICBC, Intesa Sanpaolo and Sumitomo Trust & Banking Company – all in Hong Kong.

In her new role she will report to Luca Corsini, UniCredit’s global head of global transaction banking, and locally to Michele Amadei, head of the Asia Pacific region.

Meanwhile, Ho will report to Jérôme Frizé, global head of FIG, and locally to Amadei.

Ho joined UniCredit in October 2017 and since then has championed new initiatives for the FIG business in the region. He previously worked at Crédit Agricole, where he was managing director, head of FIG, Greater China.