Barclays Appoints New Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking, Asia Pacific

British universal bank Barclays has announced the appointment of Denise Wong as Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking, Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, Wong will be responsible for advising corporate and institutional clients on leveraging opportunities to meet their sustainability objectives, as they navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy. She will report regionally to Vanessa Koo, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific.

In the new role, Wong brings over 20 years of experience, most of which has been with Barclays across Hong Kong and New York.

She was most recently a Venture Capital investor at VU Venture Partners and as Chief Financial Officer at Green Monday, one of Asia’s emerging alternative protein companies.

Prior to that, she was with Barclays for 12 years, her last position being Head of Consumer & Retail, Asia Pacific ex-Japan for Investment Banking.

Vanessa Koo, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific, said, “As we see increased demand from our clients in Asia Pacific to support their sustainability goals, Denise’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to providing them with the best expertise to help them navigate the transition.”

Wong will also have functional reporting to Brian Reilly and Marie Freier, Global Co-Heads of Sustainable and Impact Banking.