Goldman names Vella, Richdale Asia IBD co-heads

Appointment of co-heads to the investment banking division in Asia excluding Japan triggered by Matthew Westerman's imminent relocation to London.

Goldman Sachs has named Andrea Vella and Kate Richdale co-heads of its investment banking division in Asia excluding Japan, as replacements for Matthew Westerman who is moving back to London with the bank, according to internal memos seen by FinanceAsia

British national Westerman will relocate over the summer to become the chairman of the US bank’s investment banking division in EMEA, according to the memos which were signed by four of Goldman’s most senior partners, including the three co-heads of investment banking globally Richard Gnodde, David Solomon and John Waldron. 

Vella joined Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2007 and Richdale...

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