Deutsche appoints Jens Ruebbert as Vietnam GTB head

28 May 2014   Category: News, Asia, Global, Vietnam   By Daniel Shane

Deutsche Bank has appointed Jens Ruebbert as its new chief country officer (CCO) and head of global transaction banking (GTB) for Vietnam.

In a statement, Deutsche said that Mr. Ruebbert’s new role was effective immediately. He previously held the role of managing director chief operating officer at Deutsche Bank (China).

As CCO, Mr. Ruebbert will report to co-chief executive officers for Asia-Pacific, Gunit Chadha and Alan Cloete. In his capacity as head of GTB for Vietnam, he will report to Asia-Pacific GTB boss Lisa Robins.

“Jens's appointment clearly underlines our commitment to developing a successful franchise in Vietnam which is a growth market for both our clients and the bank,” said Mr. Chadha, in a statement. “Jens brings significant global and client management experience to this important role.”

"Our transaction banking business has been growing across the region at double-digit rates and Vietnam has been an important contributor to that development,” added Ms. Robins. “Jens's focus will be to bring his extensive experience and that of our team in Vietnam to serve the needs of both global and local clients and to expand Deutsche Bank's presence in the market."

Mr. Ruebbert was previously managing director and chief operating officer for Deutsche Bank (China). Prior to this he held senior roles at the German lender in Hong Kong, Singapore and Turkey, among other locations.

Deutsche has been in Vietnam since 1992 and has operated a full-service brand in Ho Chi Minh City since 1995. It currently employs more than 70 staff in the country.