State Street appoints head of Southeast Asia

03 October 2013   Category: News, Asia, Singapore   By Asia Asset Management

State Street has appointed Elizabeth Sok-Gek Chia as head of global services for Southeast Asia and as Singapore branch manager.
Based in Singapore, she will join State Street’s Global Services (SSGS) team effective September 27. Ms. Chia will be responsible for expanding the company’s business with new and existing clients across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. As branch manager she will have overall responsibility for ensuring effective governance for the Singapore office.
Ian Martin, senior vice-president and head of SSGS for South Asia and Pacific, said: “Elizabeth brings immense experience in the Asian banking and asset management sectors to the role having held senior positions responsible for growing market share. Her expertise and close relations with our key partners and business associates will be central to continuing our regional strategy to grow our non-US revenue and we are delighted to have her join.”
Ms. Chia joins State Street from BNP Paribas Securities Services where she was the managing director and head of client development, asset owners and asset managers, Asia for over four years. Prior to BNP Paribas, she was at DBS Bank where she was managing director, heading global transaction services – securities services. She also held key management positions with Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific, gaining over 25 years of experience in fund administration and custody across various Asian markets.
Ms. Chia replaces Nick Wright as Singapore branch manager and she reports directly to Ian Martin. Mr. Wright has transitioned back to London as global services chief operating officer, EMEA.