Asia moves: Senior hires at Citi, Crédit Agricole and more

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Citi has announced the appointment of Julia Raiskin as Asia-Pacific (Apac) head of markets, replacing Stuart Staley who was named co-head of global foreign exchange. Raiskin joins the bank’s Asia-Pacific executive committee and reports to Apac chief executive, Peter Babej, and global co-heads of markets, Carey Lathrop and Andrew John Morton.

Raiskin joined Citi in 2007, and has since held various roles in the Apac region, including head of investor sales and relationship management, head of G10 rates sales and head of fixed income retail structured product.

In her new role, Raiskin will be responsible for developing and implementing new strategies to improve product delivery to clients, leading senior regulatory relationships, and maintaining a strong risk management discipline and culture in the bank’s operations across the region.

Citi has also appointed Tony Osmond to the role of chairman, banking, capital markets and advisory (BCMA) for Australia and New Zealand. In this new role, Osmond will focus on advising Citi’s clients on complex transactions and supporting the BCMA leadership team in Australia and New Zealand, which encompasses all of Citi’s corporate advisory, capital markets and lending business in Australia and New Zealand.

Osmond was head of Citi’s local banking and capital markets advisory unit for the past decade. He will be replaced in that role by Alex Cartel, head of corporate finance and advisory for Australia and New Zealand. Alex joined Citi in 2020 from Deutsche Bank where he was head of investment banking coverage.

Matt Pecot, head of markets for Asia-Pacific at Barclays, will be retiring from the firm in June 2022 after a 25-year career in financial services.

Anthony Davies will take over responsibility for markets Apac on an interim basis, while continuing in his existing role as chief executive of Barclays Bank Hong Kong and senior relationship manager for the region.

Pecot joined Barclays as head of equities for Apac in 2018, and was promoted to his current role one year later. Prior to joining Barclays, Pecot was head of prime services and head of equities distribution at Credit Suisse in Asia-Pacific.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) have announced the appointments of Yuichi Nishimura and Rajeev Kannan as managing executive officers and co-heads of the Asia-Pacific division, effective from April 1, 2022. Nishimura and Kannan will be based in Singapore, SMBC’s Asia-Pacific hub, and succeed roles previously held by Yoshiaki Kageyama and Chow Ying Hoong.


Nishimura most recently served as the managing executive officer and deputy head of Americas division based out of New York, where he oversaw the business and operations of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in the Americas.

Prior to his current role, Nishimura held a number of senior positions within SMBC globally, including country head of Thailand, as well as general manager of the planning department, Asia-Pacific division in Singapore.

Kannan most recently held the position of deputy head of the Asia-Pacific division and general manager, corporate banking, Asia-Pacific at SMBC. Since joining in 2008, Kannan has worked in various senior positions spanning investment banking, structured finance, and infrastructure and energy finance.

Crédit Agricole CIB has appointed Franck Passillier as senior country officer for India, effective March 23. Based in Mumbai, Franck reports to Michel Roy, senior regional officer for Asia-Pacific.

Passillier joined Crédit Agricole Group in 1999, first in the export finance team in Paris covering the Middle East and Central Asia and then in the structured commodity finance team in London, covering Africa. He subsequently held multiple leadership roles at Crédit Agricole CIB, including head of export finance for Asia-Pacific in Singapore and head of international banking and structured finance for India in Mumbai.

He was most recently chief representative for Crédit Agricole CIB Indonesia, based in Jakarta.

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