Vinod Venkat has joined Wells Fargo as the new head of corporate trade product management for Asia. Based in Singapore, he will focus on the development, structuring and deployment of products to support Wells Fargo’s corporate clients’ trade finance requirements in Asia. He reports to Kai Fehr, head of international trade services in Asia.

Venkat joins from Barclays, where he was director, regional trade product management and solutions for Asia Pacific, India and Middle East. Before that, he was with Standard Chartered for nine years in a range of different roles in Asia Pacific including RWA optimisation, portfolio distribution, product management and trade operations in the transaction banking business.