People in Focus
Kamran Khan, Head of ESG for Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank has appointed Kamran Khan to the newly created role of Head of ESG for Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for developing and co-ordinating the regional business strategy around ESG across all of the bank’s business divisions in the region.
Kamran brings decades of experience in financial markets, sustainable development, and corporate and public advisory. He was appointed by the Obama White House to serve as head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation. Previously he established the World Bank Group Hub in Singapore and led the World Bank’s Infrastructure Finance Practice in East Asia. Over the course of his career, Kamran has led investments in sustainable development across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he founded and led an impact fund targeting companies focused on achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Kamran will be based in Singapore, reporting regionally to Asia Pacific CEO Werner Steinmueller and locally to David Lynne, Singapore Chief Country Officer, Head of Corporate Bank APAC, and Head of Fixed Income and Currencies APAC. Werner Steinmueller commented on the appointment, “We have created this role as a statement of our intention to place ESG at the heart of our organisation and the service we provide to clients in this region. 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.”
Dave Aldred, TTS Head Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey, Citi
Citi has appointed Dave Aldred as TTS Head Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey, effective immediately. Dave has been the TTS MENAPT Corporate and Public Sector Sales Head since 2014 and during this time has undertaken job rotations which involved leading the MENAPT Cash Product Management business in 2017 and double-hatting Sales and Cash Product Management in 2020.
He succeeds Emre Karter who became CCO for Turkey earlier this year and will become a member of the TTS EMEA Executive Committee and the MENA Operating Committee. He will continue to be located in Dubai.
With over 32 years’ experience in corporate and transaction banking, across both the developed and emerging markets, Dave will bring significant experience to the role. Before leading TTS MENAPT Corporate and Public Sector Sales, he had been the TTS EMEA Industry Sales Head for the Industrials, Energy, Power and Chemicals sectors, based in London. He joined Citi in 2010 and before that worked in the TTS equivalents of JPM and Deutsche Bank, having started his career in corporate banking at RBS.
Dave holds an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods from Heriot-Watt University. He is an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.