Deutsche Bank announces appointment of Kamran Khan as Head of ESG for Asia Pacific

Maria Nikolova

Kamran Khan, to be based in Singapore, will be reporting regionally to Asia Pacific CEO Werner Steinmüller and locally to David Lynne, Singapore Chief Country Officer.

Deutsche Bank today announces the appointment of Kamran Khan to the newly created role of Head of ESG for Asia Pacific.

Mr Khan will be responsible for developing and coordinating the regional business strategy around ESG across all of the bank’s business divisions in the region. He will be based in Singapore, reporting regionally to Asia Pacific CEO Werner Steinmüller and locally to David Lynne, Singapore Chief Country Officer, Head of Corporate Bank APAC, and Head of Fixed Income and Currencies APAC.

Mr Khan has decades of experience in financial markets, sustainable development, and corporate and public advisory. He was appointed by the Obama White House to serve as head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation. Previously, Kamran Khan established the World Bank Group Hub in Singapore and led the World Bank’s Infrastructure Finance Practice in East Asia. Over the course of his career, Mr Khan has led investments in sustainable development across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he founded and led an impact fund targeting companies focused on achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Deutsche Bank has had a longstanding commitment to sustainability. The bank has been a member of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and signatory of its Declaration of Sustainable Development since 1992, achieved climate neutrality in operations since 2012, and has been a supporter of the Paris Climate Agreement since 2015. In 2019, the bank was a founding signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking.

The bank has also committed that by 2025 its total volume of sustainable financing and investments will exceed EUR 200 billion, and that its operations will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources.

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