August 16, 2018

BNP Paribas today announced senior appointments in its Transaction Banking team in Asia Pacific:

  • Mahesh Kini, Head of Cash Management, Asia Pacific
  • Zoran Lozevski, Head of Global Trade Solutions, Asia Pacific
  • Timothy Lee, Head of Transaction Banking, Greater China
  • Louise Zhang, Head of Transaction Banking, China
  • Michael Reid, Head of Transaction Banking Australia and New Zealand

Mr Kini will help to deepen BNP Paribas’ cash management capabilities for clients in the region and looking to bolster connectivity globally. He will report to Head of Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific, Chye Kin Wee. During an international career spanning 23 years working across China, Singapore and India, Mr Kini has held the roles of Managing Director, Head of Global Transaction Banking, China and Head of Corporate Cash Management, Greater China at Deutsche Bank. While also at Deutsche Bank he held the role of Head of Cash Management for Corporates, Asia.

Mr Lozevski, a veteran transaction banker in Australia, moved to Singapore to lead and upscale the trade finance franchises in the region. After a successful corporate career, Zoran joined BNP Paribas in 2007 as the Head of Global Trade Solutions, Australia & New Zealand and was promoted to Head of Transaction Banking, Australia & New Zealand in 2013.

Mr Reid succeeded Mr Lozevski and will be responsible for leading the Australian and New Zealand transaction banking teams in collaboration with the regional teams, to deliver a fully-integrated model to corporate clients. Michael joined BNP Paribas from Citigroup and has over 35 years’ experience in financial services, including wholesale banking, trade finance and transaction banking, and more recently Institutional Client Group coverage.

Mr Lee, who has been with BNP Paribas since 2013, has taken on an expanded role as Head of Transaction Banking for Greater China, bolstering connectivity between these important markets and the rest of the world, as well as Asia Pacific. Ms Zhang reports to Mr Lee, who has more than 25 years’ experience in relationship management across Citibank, HSBC and JP Morgan.

Ms Zhang will lead transaction banking specialists across China to grow the franchise by leveraging China’s rapidly growing domestic market and outbound corporate activities. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Louise spent 11 years with Deutsche Bank China, where she was Deputy General Manager Shanghai Branch and Head of Cash Products for Greater China. She brings a wealth of banking experience working with Chinese regulators as Deutsche Bank’s Global Lead of RMB clearing and key representatives in industry forums and consultation panels on RMB Internationalisation.

BNP Paribas Head of Transaction Banking Asia Pacific, Mr Chye Kin Wee said: “We are pleased to welcome so many senior hires to our existing, deep pool of talent. Their extensive experience will strengthen our position as a leading transaction banking business in the Asia Pacific region.”