Deutsche Bank has appointed Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) Paul Gardner as managing director and Asia-Pacific regional head of structured trade and export finance, effective immediately.

He replaces David Barnes who left the bank last year.

According to Deutsche, Gardner's appointment will expand its global network of structured trade and project finance experts and extend its on-the-ground coverage of this growing business segment in Asia. The bank currently has nine structured trade staff in Asia, split between its China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore offices.

Singapore-based Gardner joins Deutsche after nearly five years with RBS, and ABN AMRO. There he worked as executive director and Asia head of structured lending, focusing on projects in China, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

Before joining ABN AMRO, Gardner held various cross-border structured finance positions at Bank of America and Lloyds Bank.


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