ANZ has announced the appointment of Ms. Jodi West as CEO Vietnam, reporting to Mr. Farhan Faruqui, ANZ Group Executive, International. 

Ms. West joined ANZ in 2015 as Head of Institutional FX Sales, Australia. Prior to ANZ, she held roles in the FX & Commodity sales team at both Citigroup and Barclays and was also Head of Corporate & Institutional Market Sales at National Australia Bank.

“Vietnam is an important part of our regional network for our institutional customers,” said Mr. Faruqui. “Jodi brings more than 20 years of banking experience to the role and her strong leadership, customer network, and product expertise will help build upon our well-established franchise in Vietnam.”

Ms. West took up the role today, August 13, and is based in Ho Chi Minh City.

ANZ was one of the first foreign banks to open in Vietnam, in 1993. In 2008 it was granted a banking license by the State Bank of Vietnam to locally incorporate in the country and is present in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Today, ANZ Vietnam offers a full range of banking services to large corporates (covering multinational corporates, large local corporates, and Australia / New Zealand home market clients), financial institutions, and the public sector.

As the hub in the Greater Mekong Region (GMR), which includes Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, ANZ Vietnam plays a pivotal role in the bank’s wider strategy, connecting customers with each other and with markets across the region. It is the largest foreign bank in the GMR.