Deutsche Bank announced on Thursday the appointment of Kamran Khan as its head of ECG for the Asia Pacific.
In this newly created position, Khan will be responsible for developing and coordinating the regional business strategy for the bank around ESG across all business divisions in the region.
“We have created this role as a statement of our intention to place ESG at the heart of our organization and the service we provide to clients in this region,” Werner Steinmülle, Deutsche Bank’s Asia Pacific CEO, said.
“ESG is a key strategic priority for us globally and regionally, and one that spans the full spectrum of our businesses. We are pleased to have someone of Kamran’s calibre joining to harness the strength of our platform and put our ambition into action.”
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Khan is bringing decades of experience in the German-headquartered bank from areas including financial markets, sustainable development, and corporate and public advisory.
He served the Obama Administration as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation and also established the World Bank Group Hub in Singapore and led the World Bank’s infrastructure finance practice in East Asia.
He also led investments in sustainable development across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Khan will be based in Singapore and will report to Steinmülle and also David Lynne. Lynne’s roles at the bank include Singapore chief country officer, head of corporate bank APAC, and head of fixed income and currencies APAC.
“The ESG imperative in Asia Pacific is incredibly strong. We recognize that as a bank with one of the broadest and deepest networks in local markets across the region, we have a unique role to play in the development of ESG frameworks and capabilities here. We are committed to pushing the ESG agenda forward in Asia Pacific, and Kamran’s appointment is but the first step along that path,” Lynne added.