Barclays appoints Denise Wong as Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking, Asia Pacific
Hong Kong, China, 26 October 2023 – Barclays today announced the appointment of Denise Wong as Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking, Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Ms. Wong will be responsible for advising corporate and institutional clients on leveraging opportunities to meet their sustainability objectives, as they navigate the transition to a low carbon economy. She will report regionally to Vanessa Koo, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific.
Ms. Wong brings over 20 years of experience, most of which has been with Barclays across Hong Kong and New York. She was most recently a Venture Capital investor at VU Venture Partners and as Chief Financial Officer at Green Monday, one of Asia’s emerging alternative protein companies. Prior to that, Ms. Wong was with Barclays for 12 years, her last position being Head of Consumer & Retail, Asia Pacific ex-Japan for Investment Banking.
Vanessa Koo, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific, said, “As we see increased demand from our clients in Asia Pacific to support their sustainability goals, Denise’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to providing them with the best expertise to help them navigate the transition.”
Ms. Wong will also have functional reporting to Brian Reilly and Marie Freier, Global Co-Heads of Sustainable and Impact Banking.
Notes for Editors
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.
About Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank
Barclays is a consumer and wholesale bank, supporting individuals and small businesses through our consumer banking services, and larger businesses and institutions through our corporate and investment banking services. Our Corporate and Investment Bank is comprised of the Investment Banking, International Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Research businesses; it provides money managers, financial institutions, governments, supranational organizations and corporate clients with services and advice for their funding, financing, strategic and risk management needs. For further information about Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, please visit our website www.cib.barclays.
About Barclays in Asia Pacific
Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years and primarily supports corporations and financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region, catering to their cross-border Corporate and Investment banking needs and connecting them to the capital markets of UK, Europe, and the Americas. Barclays in Asia Pacific is headed by Jaideep Khanna, its regional Investment Banking and Global Markets business is respectively led by Vanessa Koo and Hossein Zaimi. Pushkaraj Gumaste heads its regional Corporate Banking business.
Recent key hires and development at Barclays in Asia Pacific
- July 2023: Barclays appoints Akihiko Yamada as Head of TMT, Investment Banking for Japan
- July 2022: Barclays establishes subsidiary in Taiwan
- May 2022: Barclays strengthens strategic partnership with Barrenjoey Capital Partners
- Jun 2022: Dave Dai, Head of ESG Research, APAC
- May 2022: Barclays appoints Hossein Zaimi as Head of Markets for Asia Pacific
- Mar 2022: Carrie Chen and Raymond Yu: Co-Head of Investment Banking, Greater China
- Feb 2022: Pushkaraj Gumaste, Head of Corporate Banking, Asia Pacific and Middle Eas
- Jan 2022: Duncan Beattie, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Australia
- Jan 2022: Duncan Connellan, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Australia