ANZ names CEO for Fiji and Pacific Central

Business, Normal

The National, Thursday 12th July 2012

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) yesterday announced the appointment of Vishnu Mohan as chief executive Fiji and chief executive Pacific Central region.

Mohan will take up the role next month, reporting to CEO Pacific, Michael Rowland.

He will be responsible for management of the Pacific Central region, which has been expanded to include ANZ’s operations in Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands in addition to Kiribati.

Mohan will also be chairman of ANZ’s regional shared services operations based in Fiji.

Mohan was previously CEO for ANZ Papua New Guinea and the Pacific North West region, which includes the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.

Prior to this, he was an adviser with ANZ’s partnership bank AmBank in Malaysia and spent over 30 years with Standard Chartered Bank in senior executive roles covering the Middle East, North America, Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Commenting on the appointment, Rowland said: "With his extensive international banking experience and understanding of Pacific markets, Vishnu is uniquely qualified to lead our business in Fiji.

"As a leading bank in the region, we’re focused on supporting the needs of our customers and connecting them with our network across the Asia Pacific region."

Mohan replaces Norman Wilson, who will retire at the end of September.

"I would like to acknowledge the significant contribution Norman has made to our business and to the wider Fijian business community since he joined ANZ Fiji in 2009."

ANZ has operated in Fiji for more than 130 years and employs more than 750 staff.

ANZ offers a full range of domestic and international banking services across institutional, corporate, SME and retail banking, as well as financial markets and trade finance.