Berndt to head ANZ global transaction banking

ANZ, the leading trade and supply chain bank in Australia and New Zealand, today announced to appoint Carole Berndt to be managing director of Global Transaction Banking reporting to CEO International and Institutional Banking Andrew Géczy.

Berndt is currently the Global Head of Transaction Services at Royal Bank of Scotland based in the United Kingdom, a role she has held since October 2013. Prior to this, she was Head of Global Transaction Services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

She began her career in the insurance industry holding roles with Allianz and ING in Australia, and moved to work in senior product management and client delivery roles for Citigroup in New York and Hong Kong, having managed Merchant Service eCommerce technology for Asia at American Express.

Berndt will be based in Hong Kong and is expected to join ANZ in May. Géczy said: “Carole has deep international banking experience, having worked in senior roles across Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Her appointment is another example of how ANZ continues to attract high calibre bankers to support the build-out of our client offering.”

Global Transaction Banking provides a comprehensive product solutions set for global clients across all segments, supporting their efficient management of working capital and includes specialist teams in payments and cash management, trade finance, supply chain solutions, structured trade and clearing.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.