The appointment of Ms Lim and Mr Dijsselhof to leadership roles at ANZ represents a further milestone in the integration of the RBS businesses being acquired by ANZ.
Wendy Lim has commenced as Managing Director, Retail Banking and Wealth Products with responsibility for leading the Retail Banking and Wealth Products business across Asia Pacific, including leveraging ANZ’s partnerships to deliver to ANZ’s goal of being the preferred bank for emerging affluent and affluent customers.
As General Manager, Operations, Asia Pacific, Europe & America, Jos Dijsselhof is responsible for developing ANZ’s operating platform to maximise efficiencies and support ANZ’s growing businesses in the region.
Commenting on the appointments, ANZ CEO Asia Pacific, Europe and America, Alex Thursby said: “We are delighted to have people of Wendy and Jos’ depth of experience in the Asia Pacific region take up senior roles in our growing business.
“As RBS staff come across to ANZ through the acquisition in six key markets, our combined business will benefit from their expertise and experience, right up to the most senior levels.”
Both Ms Lim and Mr Dijsselhof have started with ANZ in the past fortnight. Both roles are based in Singapore and report to Mr Thursby. On 4 August 2009, ANZ announced it had reached agreement with the Royal Bank of Scotland to acquire selected RBS businesses in Asia.
The acquisition includes the RBS retail, wealth and commercial businesses in Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong, and RBS’ institutional businesses in Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam.