People: Lattice80 adds veteran banker; CIMB gets i-banking deputy CEO; UBS elevates China exec

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Marvelstone Group-backed fintech centre Lattice80 has appointed veteran banker Vinay Agrawal to its board of advisers while CIMB has appointed Jefferi Hashim as the Deputy CEO of its Investment Banking unit. Meanwhile, Swiss wealth manager UBS has appointed long-time banker Ya Ju Wu as head of its China International Country Team.

Lattice80 gets veteran banker as adviser

Private investments firm Marvelstone Group-backed fintech centre Lattice80 has appointed veteran banker Vinay Agrawal to its board of advisers.

Agrawal, who has close to three decades of experience in the banking sector in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, will be advising Singapore-based Lattice80 on a host of issues that include global expansion, according to a media statement on Monday.

Before taking up this role, he worked with Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) bank in Singapore for eight years and with Standard Chartered for 19 years.

“He brings with him a strong network in the startup ecosystem across the region thanks to his connections with funding platforms, venture capital firms, accelerators, angel groups, large-and-medium-size corporations and private equity,” said Joe Seunghyun Cho, CEO of Lattice80.

CIMB gets Deputy CEO for Investment Banking

Malaysia-based Southeast Asian bank CIMB has appointed Jefferi Hashim as the Deputy CEO of its Investment Banking unit, according to a report from Bloomberg.

As a Deputy Head of the Senior Bankers Group, Hashim will assist in the oversight of teams in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka.

Before this new role, he was the Malaysia Coverage Head at Credit Suisse.

CIMB recently appointed Adhha Abdullah as its Deputy Head of Group Investment Banking and Zainul Hashim as Co-Deputy Head of Malaysia for the Senior Bankers Group. It also hired former UBS digital banking head Olivier Crespin to its fintech unit.

UBS appoints China head

Swiss wealth manager UBS has appointed its long-time banker Ya Ju Wu to head its China country team, says a report from finews on Monday.

Wu who will be based in UBS Kowloon office and takes the charge with immediate effect. She will report to Marina Lui who is the regional market manager for China International.

Having joined UBS in 1996, she has been instrumental in building the Taiwan International business at the bank.

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