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VTB Capital announces new appointments for Asia Fixed Income business

9 September 2013

VTB Capital announces the appointment of Ben Jones and Vikram Shahi to its Singapore office in the fixed income department.

Ben Jones has been appointed Head of Fixed Income Sales at VTB Capital, Asia. In his new role, he will be responsible for expanding and developing the Asian-based fixed income business, as well as strengthening the distribution of VTB Capital’s products and services in the region.

Ben Jones has more than 12 years of experience in the investment banking industry. Before joining VTB Capital, he oversaw private finance solutions at UBS in the APAC region. From 2005-2010, he was responsible for private and distressed distribution at Goldman Sachs.

Ben Jones will report directly to Philip Hamilton, Global Fixed Income Sales, and regionally to Damian Chunilal, CEO Asia for VTB Capital.

Vikram Shahi has been appointed Head of Multi Product Sales, India. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for expanding client operations and VTB Capital’s business development on the Indian market. Vikram Shahi has more than 18 years of experience in the Indian market. Prior to joining the VTB Capital, he was the Head of the Financial Solutions Group (India) in UBS and was responsible for business development of private and structured financing at UBS in India. From 2006-2011, he held various management positions with Deutsche Bank in Mumbai.

Vikram Shahi will report directly to both Philip Hamilton and Makram Abboud, CEO Middle East & Africa for VTB Capital, Co-Head of the International Multi-Product Origination and Distribution group for VTB Capital. He will also report on a regional level to Damian Chunilal.

Vitaly Bouzoveria, Global Head of Fixed Income at VTB Capital, said: "We continue to pursue an ambitious expansion strategy to grow VTB Capital’s business in the international fixed income market. Asia-Pacific and India are among the world’s fastest growing regions, and our presence in these markets is a priority for the company. I am confident that the vast experience and knowledge of the local markets that both Ben Jones and Vikram Shahi bring will allow us to extend our client base and further develop our leadership on global markets."

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