The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has named Jodi West as the new CEO of its Vietnam business.

In the new role, effective 13 August 2018, West will report to ANZ group executive of international Farhan Faruqui. She will be based in Ho Chi Minh City.

West previously served as the head of institutional FX sales for Australia at ANZ.

Before joining ANZ in 2015, she worked in the FX and commodity sales team at Citigroup and Barclays.

She also led corporate and institutional market sales at National Australia Bank.

“Vietnam is an important part of our regional network for our Institutional customers. Jodi brings more than 20 years of banking experience to the role, and her strong leadership, customer network and product expertise will help build upon our well-established franchise in Vietnam,” Faruqui stated.

ANZ has been operating in Vietnam since 1993 and secured a banking licence in 2008 from the country’s central bank to locally incorporate in the country. The bank has presence in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The Vietnam business serves a diverse set of clients including large corporates, financial institutions and the public sector.

The latest appointment comes shortly after the appointment of Alexis George as the bank’s new deputy CEO.