The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed Wynce Low as Executive Director, Head of Debt Origination & Distribution South East Asia.
n his new role, Mr. Low has responsibility for the origination, structuring and distribution of conventional and Islamic debt products for clients across South East Asia. He is based in Kuala Lumpur and will work closely with NBAD’s Debt Capital Markets, Syndicated Finance and Islamic Finance teams in Abu Dhabi.
With 18 years’ debt markets experience, Mr. Low has a strong track record in leading and managing bonds, loans and Sukuk for Malaysian issuers. He joins NBAD from HSBC where he was Head of Debt Capital Markets, Malaysia.
“I am delighted that Wynce has joined NBAD. His hire adds significantly to our debt finance proposition and signals the seriousness of our intent to deliver Middle Eastern liquidity solutions to Asian borrowers,” said Andy Cairns, Managing Director and Global Head of Debt Origination & Distribution at NBAD.
NBAD is ranked third Book-runner of International Sukuk for 2014 by Bloomberg. Last year, NBAD was Joint Book-runner on the first-ever Sukuk for non-Islamic sovereigns, from Hong Kong SAR and the United Kingdom as well as benchmark offerings from multiple global issuers including Islamic Development Bank, Government of Dubai, Agricultural Bank of China and Goldman Sachs.
“This is an extremely exciting time for NBAD and the appointment of Wynce reinforces the ability of the Bank in attracting talent from Asia to deliver solutions to our clients within the West-East Corridor, which stretches from West Africa to East Asia and will be the fastest growing super-region in the world,” said Susan Yuen, NBAD’s CEO in Asia.
NBAD’s growth strategy is to capitalise on the growing economies and markets that stretch from West of Africa to East of Asia. The Bank is looking to expand its footprint in key markets that will enable it to focus on the West East Corridor, whilst establishing major wholesale regional hubs – providing our clients with an integrated and truly global service.