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Deutsche's Private Bank Adds To Americas Team

Editorial Staff, 27 May 2022

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The international private banking arm of the German lender has made a number of hires in the Bay Area.

Deutsche Bank has appointed Elom Kpordze and Bhavin Thakore as managing director and director, respectively, within the international private bank for the Americas.

They will be based in San Francisco and report to Chris Ainsworth, head of West Coast, international private bank, Americas.

Kpordze was formerly a member of the global banking team at Citigroup, where he also led business development on the West Coast for Citi Private Bank’s employee stock ownership plan lending initiative. He served as the co-chair of the bank’s Black Heritage Affinity Group for California and as a talent committee member on its California State Leadership Council.

Thakore is also joining from Citi Private Bank where he was a senior vice president and worked with high net worth individuals. He focused on converting a pipeline of prospects into target market clients. Previously, he managed a CitiGold office, as well as offices for US Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. 

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