Credit Suisse names new Australia CEO

Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of Richard Gibb as its new chief executive of Australia, effective October 2019.

He joined from Deutsche Bank where he served as head of corporate finance, Asia Pacific, for the past 10 years and prior to that as global head of financial institutions, based in New York.

He also has more than 30 years’ experience in investment banking senior leadership roles in Hong Kong, New York and Sydney for Merill Lynch, Bankers Trust and Westpac.

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In his new role, Gibb would lead the Australian franchisee across investment banking capital markets, private banking, markets and financing, with a strong focus on corporate governance framework and regulatory relationships in Australia.

Commenting on the announcement, Credit Suisse’s chief executive, Helman Sitohang, said: “I look forward to having a strong talent of Richard’s calibre join our Asia pacific leadership team and continue to build on the success of our Australia business. “

Sitohang also thanked to outgoing Australia’s chief executive, John Knox, who decided this would be his last year at Credit Suisse.

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