The firm, which launched its private bank in 2007, says that Malkani has accountability across Southeast Asia for the development, growth and financial performance of the private bank business covering sales, operations and client service.
Prior to this appointment, Malkani was global head of sales and business development, private banking, where he was responsible for setting global sales and advisory standards. He will continue to be based in Singapore.
"We see great growth opportunities in Southeast Asia," says Malkani, noting that the bank will continue to focus on leveraging the groupÆs network and commercial banking capabilities in the region.
Malkani has been based in Asia for more than 15 years in senior roles in wealth management and the banking industry.