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Westpac appoints New General Manager, Asia Pacific

21 March, 2018

Singapore/Hong Kong: Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac), Australia’s first bank, has announced the appointment of Michael Correa as General Manager, Asia Pacific.  Mr Correa, who is currently Head of Corporate & Institutional Distribution and Origination, Financial Markets at Westpac in Sydney, will be moving to Singapore and start an immediate transition into his role.

 

Michael brings with him more than 20 years of regional industry experience, including 8 years in Asia. He joined Westpac’s financial markets team in 2011 leading the global capital markets business.  In his new role as General Manager, Asia Pacific, Michael will report to Lyn Cobley, Group Executive for Westpac Institutional Bank and will be responsible for overseeing all of Westpac’s business operations in Asia, client, partner and regulator relationships.


Commenting on the appointment, Lyn Cobley said: “We are excited to welcome someone of Michael’s calibre to Westpac’s Asian franchise.  Michael’s appointment reflects our strategy and continued commitment to customers, by providing them with deep local market knowledge and connectivity. His financing and client expertise means he is perfectly positioned to help our customers make the most of this dynamic and fast growing region as they take part in the ever increasing trade and investment flows.”


Prior to joining Westpac, Michael spent 17 years with ANZ, including eight years in Asia, where he was the Regional Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific and Global Head of Structured Products and Equity.

 

Westpac has been supporting clients in Asia for more than 40 years across a wide range of financial services.  Westpac has branches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai and a representative office in Jakarta.