Standard Chartered has made leadership changes to its transaction banking global sales team. Neil Daswani, currently regional head of transaction banking for north Asia, has been appointed to the role of global head of strategic client coverage group (SCCG), transaction banking. In this role, Daswani will be responsible for accelerating the growth of the SCCG portfolio which encompasses both corporate and financial institutions clients.
The role and purpose of the SCCG team will be further enhanced by adding a dedicated solutions capability for large and complex deals in line with the bank’s strategy to be a core bank to its clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. An experienced commercial banker with over 20 years’ service with the bank, Daswani has worked in various senior positions in transaction banking and client coverage in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He will be based in Singapore and also continue in his current role as regional head of north Asia until his successor is appointed.
Sumit Aggarwal, currently the transaction banking country head for Singapore, will be appointed regional head of south east Asia overseeing the sales teams for the region. In this role, Aggarwal will also focus on supporting clients who are looking to leverage the growth between the intra-regional trade corridors. He continues to be based out of Singapore.
Finally, Dinesh Khanna will assume the role of regional head of south Asia, based out of Mumbai. He will continue to play a pivotal role in growing the south Asia franchise.
All three roles will report to Jiten Arora, global head of sales, transaction banking, Standard Chartered Bank.
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