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Deutsche Bank appoints Peter Massion as Head of Global Transaction Banking and Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates in Japan

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Deutsche Bank today announced the appointment of Peter Massion as Head of Global Transaction Banking (GTB) and Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates (TF/CMC) in Japan, effective 1 September.

Based in Tokyo, Mr. Massion will be responsible for growing Deutsche Bank’s global transaction banking business in Japan, across its financial institution and corporate client segments.

He will report to Lisa Robins, Head of GTB Asia Pacific, in his role as GTB Head in Japan and to Kaushik Shaparia, Head of TF/CMC Asia Pacific, in his role as TF/CMC Head for Japan.  Locally, he will report to Makoto Kuwahara, Chief Country Officer, Japan.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Massion was Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking for Japan at Standard Chartered Bank. Mr. Massion previously worked for Deutsche Bank for over 14 years in a variety of roles based in Japan, Taiwan, India, Singapore and the US. In addition to his banking career, Mr. Massion also spent several years as chief financial officer and president for the Asian operations of a German multinational company. He is fluent in Japanese and has lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years, including 13 years in Japan.  

Announcing the appointment, Lisa Robins said: “Japan is a cornerstone market for our GTB business in this fast growing region. We are pleased to welcome Peter back to Deutsche Bank. He brings with him strong transaction banking expertise and I am confident that he will be successful in his new roles.”

Kaushik Shaparia said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter back to Deutsche Bank as a valuable addition to our team. In his TF/CMC role, Peter will be working closely with the Bank’s coverage team to increase client penetration in the corporate segment in Japan and grow our franchise.”

Makoto Kuwahara added: “Peter’s in-depth experience, his previous roles at Deutsche and his significant relationships will support our transaction banking franchise and, in particular, enhance our outbound business opportunities with multinational Japanese corporations.”

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