Schroders has announced several senior appointments in its Asia Pacific business including a new regional CEO.
After more than 17 years with the firm, incumbent Asia Pacific CEO, Susan Soh, is retiring at the end of the year and will be replaced by Chris Durack (pictured).
Durack is re-joining Schroders having previously spent 10 years at the firm in various leadership roles including Hong Kong CEO, Australia CEO and most recently co-head of Asia Pacific. He will assume his new role from January 2023 and will be based in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Amy Cho, Hong Kong CEO and deputy head of Asia Pacific, is stepping down from the firm and will start to transition her responsibilities from early January.
Gopi Mirchandani, currently CEO and head of the Asia client group at NN Investment Partners, will be appointed CEO of Hong Kong, reporting to Durack, with effect from mid-January 2023. Additionally, Gopi will take on the newly-created role of head of strategy for Asia Pacific, where she will work with the leadership team to identify new business opportunities and partnerships to accelerate growth across the region.
In addition, Szu Yi Chin has been appointed to the newly-created role of head of distribution for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she will work closely with Schroders’ distribution, product and marketing teams in the region to drive the sales agenda.
Chin was previously with Schroders for 12 years where she was responsible for the Mutual Funds business in Singapore and Malaysia.
“The Asia Pacific region is a key part of Schroders’ growth strategy, and we are proud to have a line-up of strong senior leaders in the region to sustain our business momentum,” said Peter Harrison, group chief executive at Schroders.
“With the appointment of Chris Durack and the strength of his leadership team in the Asia Pacific region, I am confident we will continue to deliver leading global and local investment solutions to our clients across the region,” said Lieven Debruyne, global head of distribution at Schroders.