Deutsche Bank hires head of Asia commodities research

Soozhana Choi joins Deutsche from commodities and raw materials supplier Glencore to provide a broader perspective on the sector.

Deutsche Bank has hired Soozhana Choi as head of commodities research for Asia to help provide clients with a broader range of perspectives on this sector. Choi's diverse background, across market analytics and investment strategies, will allow her to do that.

Choi joins from Glencore International in Singapore, where she established the Asia and Middle East oil research and strategy team. Switzerland-based Glencore is one of the world's largest suppliers of a wide range of commodities and raw materials to industrial consumers in the automotive, power generation, steel production and food processing industries, among others.

In her new role, Choi will be expected to provide Deutsche's institutional and corporate clients with "insightful, unique and timely perspectives into commodity markets and the factors that influence commodity prices in Asia," the bank said in a release.

She will be based in Singapore and report regionally to Michael Spencer, head of global markets research for Asia-Pacific, and globally to Michael Lewis, the firm's global head of commodities research.

Before joining Glencore, Choi was an energy strategist at Ospraie Management in New York. She began her research career as a global energy strategist at J.P. Morgan in New York and holds a bachelor of arts from Smith College, as well as a masters of science from Columbia University.

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