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Westpac strengthens Asia capability with appointment of experienced Chief Risk Officer


14 November 2013 

Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) today announced the appointment of Anju Abrol as Chief Risk Officer for Asia, further strengthening its local capability in the region.

Based in Singapore, Westpac’s regional head office, Ms Abrol will be responsible for risk management across Asia for Westpac and support the businesses Asia strategy as it continues to deepen its product and service capabilities in the region.

Ms Abrol brings with her extensive regional experience. She joins Westpac following a distinguished career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) where she was one of the bank’s most senior and experienced Risk Executives in Asia.

In a career spanning 25 years, Ms Abrol has held regional leadership roles at BAML in Singapore, New York, Hong Kong and India.  Prior to joining Bank of America in 1998, Ms Abrol worked at Peregrine Fixed Income and Deutsche Bank having started her career at ANZ Bank in India. 

Joining Westpac’s Asia leadership team she will report to WIB’s Sydney-based Chief Risk Officer, Andrew Carriline as well as Balaji Swaminathan, Westpac General Manager, Asia.  “Anju has an impressive track record working in the areas of risk and credit management as well as extensive experience in building regional risk management strategies that support sustainable growth,” said Andrew Carriline, Chief Risk Officer, WIB.

“As a versatile risk professional, with significant experience globally, Anju makes a strong addition to the leadership team and will play a pivotal role in implementing Westpac’s Asia strategy,” he said.

Westpac has been operating in Asia for 40 years.  In Asia, Westpac delivers a broad range of financial services to individuals, corporate and institutional customers with branches in Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai and a representative office in Jakarta.