J.P. Morgan Private Bank has named a new Asia CEO, following Andrew Cohen's promotion to an international role, Citywire Asia has learnt.
Kam Shing Kwang, a Citywire Asia cover star, has been handed the role.
She reports to Andrew Cohen and will be working closely with head of investments for Asia, Chris Blum.
Prior to this, she was the managing director and market manager for Hong Kong, China and Sponsors, the Philippines and Thailand.
The promotion essentially means that Kwang will handle Southeast Asia as well.
She will retain her role as J.P. Morgan’s senior country officer for Hong Kong, which was given to her in 2015.
Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for building out and overseeing the private bank’s business and client base in the region.
In the past, Kwang was head of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Singapore, responsible for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
She was also the head of investment management based in Hong Kong for six years before moving to Singapore.