Standard Chartered Bank today announced the appointment of Zubaid Ahmad as vice chairman, head of corporate finance, Americas, based in New York.

The newly created position highlights the Bank’s increased focus on the cross-border corporate finance opportunities offered by the firm's global clientele as well ash the greater investment flows between the Americas and Standard Chartered’ s core markets of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Zubaid StanChart from JPMorgan, where he was most recently vice chairman and chief operating officer of Americas Investment Banking. Previously, he was vice chairman of the financial sponsor group, and was responsible for the firm’s relationships with a number of private equity firms, both domestically and internationally.

Before JPMorgan, Zubaid was a managing director in the global corporate finance group of Credit Suisse, where he worked extensively with clients in the emerging markets, and in particular with a number of metals and mining conglomerates based in Latin America.

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