Deutsche Bank has appointed Lisa Robins as its new Asia-Pacific head of global transaction banking (GTB). She joins Deutsche from J.P. Morgan where she was managing director and head of treasury and securities services for China. Robins will take up her new post at Deutsche in July and will be responsible for leading the expansion of the bank’s commercial banking activities which include cash management, cross-border trade and securities services.
Based in Singapore, Robins will report to Werner Steinmueller, Deutsche’s head of global transaction banking and member of the group executive committee, and to Boon-Chye Loh, Asia-Pacific head of the corporate and investment bank. All regional heads of Deutsche’s GTB business in Asia-Pacific will report to Robins and she will oversee more than 800 staff, excluding the infrastructure and technology teams.
“We are particularly excited about Lisa’s appointment as we continue to invest in our franchise in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Steinmueller in a statement. “This region is key for Deutsche Bank and GTB and Lisa’s vast experience across products and geographies will play a crucial role in our growth strategy in Asia.”
Robins will fill the vacancy left by Thomas DuCharme who left Deutsche last year to join J.P. Morgan as Asia-Pacific chief executive of treasury and securities services. At Deutsche, DuCharme held a dual role as head of GTB and Asia-Pacific head of trade finance and cash management corporates. It was decided to split the two roles when he joined J.P. Morgan and Kaushik Shaparia was appointed Deutsche’s new Asia-Pacific head of trade finance and cash management corporates at the end of last year.