ANZ has announced the merger of its Asia and Pacific businesses, to be led by current CEO Asia Gilles Planté, who will now be appointed ANZ CEO Asia Pacific.


Mr Planté, who was recently given overall accountability for ANZ’s retail franchise in Asia and the Pacific, will remain based in Hong Kong, reporting to Alex Thursby, CEO International & Institutional Banking.


ANZ has also announced the appointment of Vishnu Mohan to the role of CEO Pacific, reporting directly to Mr Planté.


Based in Fiji, Mr Mohan is currently CEO Fiji and will retain in-country responsibility for Fiji as part of his expanded remit. Mr Mohan replaces CEO Pacific Michael Rowland, who has taken a new ANZ role as General Manager, Transformation, Customer Experience and Business Productivity.


Commenting on the appointments, Mr Thursby said: “We have previously increased our focus on in-country execution, cross-business and geographical connectivity by including Retail Banking Asia Pacific in Gilles’ remit as CEO Asia. Bringing the Asia and Pacific regions together under his leadership, in the new role of CEO Asia Pacific, is to further increase this focus.”