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ANZ appoints Alistair Bulloch as CEO North East Asia

ANZ today announced the appointment of Alistair Bulloch as Chief Executive Officer North East Asia, reporting to Group Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Alex Thursby.

Mr Bulloch was previously head of wholesale and commercial banking in Korea for SCB. He has more than 20 years banking experience and was previously head of client relationships in both China and Taiwan. Mr Bulloch spent his childhood and a considerable part of his earlier career in Hong Kong and has also worked in the Middle East and Ireland.


Commenting on the appointments ANZ Chief Executive Officer Mike Smith said: “Continuing to drive growth and innovation in Asia is an important element in our progress toward becoming a Super Regional bank over the next five plus years and we are pleased to have someone of Alistair’s calibre and Asian experience in this key strategic role.


“In particular, Alistair’s expertise in rapidly building businesses in Asian markets that are significant to ANZ will be invaluable as we pursue our growth strategy in these markets.”As CEO North East Asia, Mr Bulloch will be responsible for ANZ’s businesses and partnerships in Greater China, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, in Japan and Korea.


The announcement of the CEO North East Asia follows the recent appointment of Craig Sims as Chief Executive Officer Pacific, and forms part of a new geographic management structure for ANZ’s Asia Pacific Division. Mr Bulloch commenced in the role in April and is based in Hong Kong.


ANZ also announced the appointment of Panadda Manoleehakul to the role of CEO Philippines and Thailand. Khun Panadda* has more than 20 years experience corporate and investment banking, most recently as HSBC’s Head of Corporate Banking in Thailand.


She joins ANZ on 5 May and will report to Mr Thursby until the commencement of the CEO South and South East Asia. An appointment to this role is expected to be announced in the next couple of months.


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