ANZ names head of food, beverage and agribusiness

ANZ says appointment reflects the bank’s focus on building FBA business in Asia

ANZ has announced the appointment of Patrick Vizzone to a new Hong Kong-based role as head of food, beverage and agribusiness (FBA), international, reflecting the bank’s focus on building its FBA business in Asia.

Vizzone joins from National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was most recently head of institutional banking for Asia in Hong Kong. Prior to that he was regional head of food & agribusiness for both NAB and Rabobank, after co-founding a farming and food processing company in China.

ANZ’s group executive for international, Farhan Faruqui, says, "We are seeing increasing opportunities in the FBA space as the growing Asian middle-class fuels demand for high quality produce from our home markets.”

“We are confident that Patrick’s extensive experience in Asia will help connect customers to business opportunities throughout the region.”

“This is the first time ANZ has had an FBA role of this nature based out of Hong Kong, and is in line with our ambition to be the best bank for customers with trade and capital flows within the region,” adds Faruqui.

Vizzone is also a member of the board of directors of China Agri-Industries, the listed subsidiary of China’s largest food and agribusiness enterprise, COFCO Group. He also serves as the chairman of the international board of the produce marketing association and a member of the advisory board of AgFunder.

He commenced the role this week, reporting to Faruqui.

Date

10 Nov 2017

Channel

Treasury

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