J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking makes key leadership appointments in Asia Pacific

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Pravin Advani named Chief Administrative Officer for Corporate Client Banking International; Kerwin Clayton becomes head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, July 11, 2023 – J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking has made key leadership appointments in Asia Pacific as it continues to build out internationally through its Corporate Client Banking International business.

Pravin Advani will take on an expanded role as the Chief Administrative Officer for Corporate Client Banking International to support the expansion of the business, including the accelerated growth in Innovation Economy banking outside of the U.S. Pravin will focus on ensuring consistency across all 26 international markets where the business currently serves clients, and lead important initiatives that will help drive the continued growth of the business.

With Pravin taking on new expanded responsibilities, Kerwin Clayton will become Head of Commercial Banking for Asia Pacific. Kerwin has been with the firm since 2006, having joined J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong after working in New York as a Managing Director in the Financial Services industry. Throughout his 17 years with the firm, Kerwin has held various leadership positions, including Head of Diversified Industries and Head of Natural Resources for Asia Pacific. For the last six years, Kerwin has been J.P. Morgan’s Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Asia Pacific.

“Kerwin has played a critical role in the growth of our investment banking franchise, making him well-positioned to lead our CB’s growing business in the Asia Pacific region,” said J.P. Morgan’s CEO of Asia Pacific Filippo Gori

In 2019, J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking business launched an international expansion effort to serve non-US headquartered, midsize companies for the first time through its Corporate Client Banking group. In under five years, the team has expanded into 26 countries outside the US, hired nearly 200 employees and is supporting more than 650 clients globally. In Asia Pacific the business serves midsize companies across seven countries—China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Australia and New Zealand—with plans for further expansion in the region later this year.

“We’ve built a solid foundation over the last four years and we’re looking forward to continuing to build on this momentum in Asia Pacific,” said J.P. Morgan’s Head of Corporate Client Banking International Andrew Kresse.

The appointments become effective on August 1 and they will both report to Andrew functionally and to Filippo, regionally.

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