CASH MANAGEMENT | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Meet JP Morgan's new senior hires for its regional sales team

Lillian Sim has been named Regional MNC Sales Head for Asia Pacific.

According to a statement, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services has expanded its regional sales team to cater to growing client demand for cash and liquidity management solutions across Asia Pacific, with a series of new hires and internal appointments across the firm’s Corporate and Financial Institutions (FI) businesses.

Underscoring J.P. Morgan’s strategic growth plans in Asia Pacific, Lillian Sim has been named Regional MNC Sales Head for Asia Pacific. Sim is based in Singapore and reports to Margaret Yao, Regional Sales Executive, Asia Pacific for Treasury Services. She previously handled Asia Pacific Industry Sales for several segments for J.P. Morgan Treasury Services.

Jennifer Barker has been named Treasury Services Regional Commercial Banking Sales head. Also based in Singapore and reporting to Yao, Barker will be responsible for developing and executing the Asia Pacific in-bound cash management strategy for J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking franchise. Barker’s previous roles included regional payables and receivables product management functions, in addition to product management country oversight for Southeast Asia.

Several corporate and FI appointments have also been made across key domestic markets. Joining the country Corporate Sales team is Hoptenly Tamba, who will oversee sales in Singapore. Tamba rejoins J.P. Morgan from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), where he was Head of Trade & Supply Chain Sales.

In addition, Randy Wang and Sue Wong have joined the firm’s FI business. Wang, who is heading up FI sales in Taiwan, was most recently with ANZ, where he was Head of Global Payments and Cash Management for Taiwan. Similarly, Wong has been named head of FI sales in Hong Kong. Prior to her current role, Wong was North Asia Client Service Manager for J.P. Morgan Treasury Services.

These appointments follow the recent hiring of Kiat Seng Lim as Head of Financial Institutions Sales for Asia Pacific, and Jason Clinton as Head of Financial Institutions Group Sales for Australia and New Zealand, and complement several additional recent hires across Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines.

Margaret Yao, Regional Sales Executive, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, said: “Ensuring we have the best talent in the industry is core to delivering quality coverage and higher levels of service to our FI and corporate clients across the region. Since mid-2012, our Treasury Services sales team has grown by approximately 25 people across all major markets, mirroring our commitment to the region and our aggressive expansion plans.”

J.P. Morgan Treasury Services is a business that resides within J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB).

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