Patel was formerly head of global payments and cash management for HSBC in India, with overall responsibility for customer relationship management. She takes over from Russell Graham who has left the bank.
Patel has over 19 years of banking experience covering cash management, relationship management, sales, and credit for various financial institutions. These include Standard Chartered Bank in India, where she spent 14 years in corporate banking and cash management; Credit Lyonnais India; and American Express Bank. She has also worked with La Compagnie Financiere, Edmond de Rothschild Banque in Paris.
John Laurens, head of global payments and cash management for Asia Pacific said: ôThe development of HSBCÆs client management platform has been a key pillar of our success as a business. Natasha's leadership in developing our position in India is well known across the industry. Her achievements in this respect together with her strong client orientation will therefore serve our clients and the continued development of our Asia Pacific cash management franchise extremely well.ö
Patel holds a doctorate in French literature from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University of Paris.
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