Based in Hong Kong, Yacenda will be responsible for the management and coordination of the bank's governance platform across the business divisions and support functions.
"Richard brings an in-depth knowledge of the region and the industry to this important role which has a strong governance focus," says Colin Grassie, chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank, Asia Pacific.
Yacenda joins Deutsche Bank from JPMorgan where he held the joint roles of chief administrative officer, Asia-Pacific and chief operations officer, North Asia since August 2004. Before joining JPMorgan, he had a 21-year career at Goldman Sachs, in New York and most recently as Asia-Pacific head of human capital management based in Hong Kong.
Yacenda will report directly to Colin Grassie and will work alongside Bill Woodley, chief operating officer for Asia Pacific (ex-Japan).