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ANZ Appoints Senior Executive From UK Banking Giant For International, Institutiional Role

Tom Burroughes Group Editor 20 August 2013

ANZ Appoints Senior Executive From UK Banking Giant For International, Institutiional Role

ANZ has appointed Andrew Géczy, a former senior executive at UK-listed Lloyds Banking Group, as chief executive for international and institutional banking, reporting to ANZ CEO Mike Smith. He will be based in Melbourne, Australia and starts his job on 16 September, subject to regulatory approvals.

Géczy has 25 years’ experience in wholesale banking, markets and asset management, ANZ said in a statement.

Between 2009 and 2013, he was CEO of wholesale banking and markets at Lloyds Banking Group, with global responsibility for corporate and institutional banking, sales and trading, capital markets, structured corporate finance, transaction banking, and portfolio management.

He joined Lloyds Banking Group from the specialist investment advisory and asset management firm, Manresa Partners, which he founded in 2005 with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Dublin. Previously Géczy was with Citigroup where he held a number of leadership roles in corporate and institutional banking between 1991 and 2005.

Géczy began his career in accounting with Price Waterhouse and KPMG having completed a Master of Science at the University of Virginia.

“Our super regional strategy has established ANZ as a leading international bank in the Asia Pacific region with an outstanding team working in 33 countries. Andrew is the ideal leader to continue to grow the business in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific, to manage the risk and regulatory landscape, and to support the delivery of our super regional aspirations,” Smith said in a statement.

Last week, this publication reported that ANZ Private Bank, part of the banking group, launched a new programme that invites wealthy individuals to invest their money in Australia. The new Significant Investor Visa solution is specifically for individuals with a minimum investment capacity of A$5 million ($4.6 million). The SIV programme itself was launched in 2012 as an Australian government initiative to bring investment into the local economy while providing opportunities for migrants to come to the country.

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