Singapore, 16 July 2014 – Maybank Kim Eng Securities today announced the appointment of Mr Harmeet Singh Bedi as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 15 July 2014.
In his new role, Mr Bedi will lead in the overall development of Maybank Kim Eng’s investment banking business in Singapore, including the execution of growth strategies while ensuring alignment with the Group’s plans and aspirations.
Mr Bedi brings with him more than 20 years of Asian banking experience, including 14 years in Singapore, across corporate finance, M&A, investment banking client and regional sector coverage, and corporate banking. He joins Maybank Kim Eng from UBS where he was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and M&A for South East Asia. Prior to that, he has headed the South East Asia Corporate Finance teams at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, and has also held senior corporate finance and sector coverage roles at JP Morgan in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Commenting on Mr Bedi’s appointment, Mr John Chong, CEO of Maybank Kim Eng Group said: “I am very pleased to have Harmeet join the Maybank Kim Eng family. His appointment is an affirmation of our commitment to further deepen our investment banking presence in the region. Harmeet’s knowledge of the region and the industry along with his expertise in corporate finance will bring significant value to our clients. I am confident he will continue to build on the strong momentum to steer our Singapore business to new and greater heights. We wish him every success in this new role.”
Mr Bedi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St Xavier’s College, University of Bombay, India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.