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The Asset online (Hong Kong) on the VTB Capital new appointments in Asia

16 May 2013

VTB Capital makes new appointments in Asia

VTB Capital has appointed Xin Lin and Wei Chen to its Hong Kong office, as part of VTB Capital’s growing business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lin has been appointed as VTB Capital’s head of multiproduct sales for China, where she will be responsible for sales and origination and fixed income across Chinese corporate, investor and financial institutional clients. Functionally, she will report jointly to Philip Hamilton, global fixed income sales, and Makram Abboud, CEO Middle East & Africa and co-head of the international multi-product origination and distribution group and regionally to Damian Chunilal, CEO Asia.

Lin joins VTB Capital fr om Nomura International Hong Kong, wh ere she was head of global finance, COO of China, since 2008. Prior to Nomura, she worked at Lehman Brothers as head of risk solutions group and global finance, China, between 2005 and 2008. She also held senior positions in the fixed income division at the UBS Hong Kong office, between 2001 and 2005. Lin began her career at J.P. Morgan’s Singapore division in 1998 after graduating with an honours degree from the National University of Singapore.

Chen recently joined VTB Capital’s corporate and investment coverage team, covering Chinese corporate and financial institutional clients. Operationally, she will report to Riccardo Orcel, deputy CEO at VTB Group, and regionally to Damian Chunilal.

Between 2000 and 2006, Chen worked at the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong. She worked at global market of Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong between 2006 and 2012. Chen is also a member of Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, member of Shanghai Women's Federation and member of All China Youth Federation. She holds a PhD degree from China Academy of Social Science, a master's degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from Fudan University.

In her new role, Chen will be responsible for covering the Chinese government, corporate and financial institutional clients. She will be focusing on China, covering state owned entities as well as private sector clients, and covering clients across the entirety of VTB’s corporate and investment banking capabilities.

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