ANZ’s CEO for Asia Pacific, Gilles Planté, has been promoted to deputy CEO for international and institutional banking, effective Monday December 9.
He will continue to be based in Hong Kong and a successor to his former role will be announced shortly, according to a spokesperson for the bank.
In his role as Asia Pacific CEO he led ANZ’s business across 13 markets in Asia and 12 in the Pacific. He joined the bank in 1997 after 10 years of wholesale banking experience in Paris, Tokyo, New York and Singapore, predominantly with Credit Suisse.
Since he joined ANZ he has held a number of roles. He was promoted to Asia Pacific CEO in March 2012, from his job as CEO, Northeast Asia, Europe & America. Before this he was global head of markets, head of markets for Europe and America, and head of currency and commodity derivatives.
His promotion to Asia Pacific CEO coincided with a series of internal changes in the bank’s senior leadership team for its combined global institutional and Asia Pacific Europe and America (APEA) division.
In his new role, Planté will report to Andrew Géczy, who joined the bank in September and took over from Alex Thursby as CEO for international and institutional banking at the Australian lender.
Thursby left the bank earlier in the year to become CEO of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD).
Géczy reports to ANZ CEO Mike Smith. Between 2009 and 2013, he was CEO for wholesale banking and markets at Lloyds Banking Group.
Before this he founded a specialist investment advisory and asset management firm, Manresa Partners, which had offices in London, and at the start of his career he worked for Citigroup for 14 years, most recently as global head of structured corporate finance.