Grab corporate finance chief rides back to banking

Former Barclays veteran returns to the industry with Nomura after a little over a year at hot Southeast Asian ride-hailing start-up.

A veteran ex-banker taken on by Grab to help build its corporate finance team is leaving the Singapore-based start-up to return to the banking industry after little over a year.

Guy Smith, a 20-year Barclays veteran, has joined Nomura as its head of debt capital markets and acquisition and leveraged finance for clients in Asia ex-Japan, according to an internal memo seen by FinanceAsia on Monday.

Grab confirmed on Monday that Smith was leaving, but declined to comment on the departure or who would replace him. 

In his new role, Smith is based in Hong Kong and reports to John Goff, global...

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