Mr Davis was previously Global Head of Utilities & Infrastructure at ANZ. He will report to Gilles Planté, CEO Asia.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Planté said: “With his extensive institutional banking experience and broad knowledge of the global infrastructure market, Peter is exceptionally well qualified to lead our team in Japan.
“ANZ is committed to growing its business in Japan to support the domestic requirements of our Japanese customers, including financial institutions and multinational corporations, and connecting them to our network and expertise across Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America,” Mr Planté said.
Mr Davis replaces Robert Bell who was recently appointed ANZ’s Head of Super Regional Business Development within ANZ’s Commercial business in Melbourne, and will take up his new role from 1 May 2012, based in Tokyo. Prior to his appointment as Global Head of Utilities & Infrastructure in 2010, Mr Davis led relationship teams in the Power & Infrastructure sectors, as well as ANZ’s Institutional business in the Food, Beverages and Agribusiness sectors.
Before joining ANZ in 1999, Mr Davis spent 10 years with Credit Lyonnais in Asia and Australia, including leading its Project & Asset Finance business in China.
Mr Planté extended his thanks to Hideo Uenishi, who has been Acting CEO Japan since February 2012.
ANZ opened a representative office in Tokyo in 1969 and received a banking license in 1985. It became the first Australian bank to open a branch in Osaka in 1990 and opened a sub-branch in Nagoya in 2010.
With 125 employees, ANZ Japan is the only Australian bank offering a wide range of banking services to corporate and institutional clients, as well as multinational corporate customers, in Japan.