Sunday, 17 October 2021

Barclays appoints Ee-Ching Tay as Head of Southeast Asia Banking

Hong Kong, 21 June 2021 – Barclays today announces the appointment of Ee-Ching Tay as Head of Southeast Asia Banking. Based in Singapore, Ms. Tay will report to Vanessa Koo, Head of Banking for Asia Pacific and Greater China at Barclays.

Ms. Tay will be responsible for further growing our Banking franchise in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on driving Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advisory and Financing. In particular, she will lead and cultivate our most senior client relationships and manage the team covering key corporate clients, financial institutions, financial sponsors and government agencies in the region.

Ms. Tay joins Barclays with over 20 years of experience in investment banking in the U.S. and in Asia. She was most recently Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia M&A for a decade at JP Morgan in Singapore. Prior to that, Ms. Tay was an Executive Director in the M&A team at UBS in New York. Ms. Tay brings an impressive deal track record in M&A and capital raisings worth over US$100bn spanning a wide range of sectors.

Ms. Tay takes on this role from Sandeep Pahwa, who has led Barclays Southeast Asia Banking since November 2010. Mr. Pahwa will continue to serve as Vice Chairman and Head of Asia Pacific Client Coverage at Barclays. 

“Southeast Asia is strategically important to Barclays as a dynamic high-growth region. Indeed, Ee-Ching’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to invest for growth in areas where we see exciting opportunities, supporting Barclays’ regional and global businesses. Her extensive transactional expertise and deep local knowledge will bring substantial value to our clients,” said Vanessa Koo, Head of Banking for Asia Pacific and Greater China at Barclays. “We would also like to extend our thanks to Sandeep for building a solid Southeast Asia Banking franchise over the past decade.”


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