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ANZ senior appointments in Asia

ANZ today announced the appointment of Mr Heung-Je Kim to the role of Chief Executive Officer Korea, reporting to CEO North East Asia Mr Alistair Bulloch. 

ANZ established its presence in Korea in 1978 with the opening of a branch in Seoul. Mr Kim will be responsible for continuing to build a sustainable business by establishing core relationships with Korean companies. 


Most recently, Mr Kim was Head of Commercial Real Estate and Structured Trade Finance at Standard Chartered First Bank in Korea. He has significant Asian experience working for the past 20 years in banking in Asia, the Middle East, the United States, Europe and South America. 


ANZ’s two most senior representatives in Malaysia have also been appointed this month. 


Mr Ashok Ramamurthy has been appointed Deputy Group Managing Director of AmBank Group in addition to his current role as Group Chief Financial Officer at AmBank. During his 15 months as the Group CFO, Mr Ramamurthy has played a key role in building AmBank Group’s financial performance disciplines. As the Group CFO and Deputy Group Managing Director he will report to AmBank Group Managing Director Mr Cheah Tek Kuang. Mr Ramamurthy will also report to ANZ CEO South and South East Asia, Mr Joseph Abraham. 


ANZ’s strategic partnership with AmBank was established in 2006 when ANZ acquired a 20 per cent equity stake. 


Ms Fauziah Hisham continues in her current role as ANZ Group Representative and Institutional Relationship Director in Malaysia, but will now have responsibility for all of ANZ’s interests in Malaysia outside of the AmBank Group partnership and leveraging the ANZ network of clients globally into AmBank. Ms Hisham will report to ANZ CEO South and South East Asia, Mr Joseph Abraham and Head of Relationship Management Institutional Asia Mr Sameer Sawhney. 

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