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Credit Suisse appoints Robert Jesudason as Head of Financial Institutions Group Asia ex-Japan


Credit Suisse today announced that it has appointed Robert Jesudason as a Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Asia ex-Japan. Mr. Jesudason will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Vikram Gandhi, Head of the Financial Institutions Group based in New York, and Paul Raphael, Head of the Investment Banking Department for Asia Pacific ex-Japan.

Mr. Jesudason joins Credit Suisse from JPMorganChase Asian Special Situations Group, where he was a Managing Director focused on private equity investments in financial institutions. He has also worked at Barclays Plc as Global Head of Corporate Development in London and New York, McKinsey & Co. in London and Amsterdam, and GE Capital M&A in London, Paris and Tokyo. While at Barclays, his team was responsible for closing US$11.5 billion in deals, including the US$4.5 billion acquisition of Absa in South Africa, the US$1.4 billion acquisition of Banco Zaragozano in Spain, and the US$1.1 billion sale of First Caribbean.

“Rob has extensive experience in leading strategic transactions in the financial institutions sector. His appointment will solidify our industry-leading Financial Institutions Group platform, which has significant expertise across areas such as balance sheet strategy, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity underwriting and debt financing,” said Paul Raphael.

Mr. Jesudason holds a Bachelors degree in Managerial and Administrative Studies from the University of Aston in the United Kingdom.

Credit Suisse’s Financial Institutions Group franchise has a strong track record in the region. In 2006, the Bank acted as joint bookrunner for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s US$22 billion IPO and advised Taiwan’s Hsinchu Bank on its sale to Standard Chartered Plc.


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