RBC Investor & Treasury Services (I&TS), part of Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE), have announced the appointment of Marian Azer as Managing Director, Head of I&TS Product Management, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Coverage, Australia.
Reporting jointly to David Travers, Head of I&TS Australia and Paul Stillabower, Global Head of Product Management, Azer will be responsible for the design and execution of the RBC I&TS product strategy in APAC, and governance for all client coverage activities in Australia.
Azer joins RBC with over 20 years of experience in financial services, including roles focused on investment consulting, superannuation, fund management and investment operations. For the last five years, Azer was Head of Product, Investor Services at J.P. Morgan Chase, and prior to this, held senior roles at Mercer and BNP Paribas.
Commenting on the appointment, Travers said: “Marian joins us at an exciting time for our Australian business, where we have invested in new technology and people to enhance our business and position us for future growth in this strategically important market.”
“Globally, we are focused on being a specialist provider, delivering market-leading products and technology that evolve with our clients’ needs. With Marian’s background and strong expertise, we are well placed to bolster our product offering in Australia and Asia,” added Stillabower.
This announcement follows the recent appointment of David Brown, who joined RBC I&TS in Sydney in November to lead client coverage across Australia.