ING appoints Yuanyuan Liu as Beijing branch manager

ING Bank announced the appointment of Yuanyuan Liu as branch manager of ING Bank Beijing, effective 1 August 2018 (subject to regulatory approval). She will concurrently be appointed head of Corporate Clients, China.

Yuanyuan will report directly to Aart Jan den Hartog, country manager Greater China and Mongolia, and will be part of the Greater China management team, driving ING’s growth plans for the region. 

Yuanyuan Liu

In Yuanyuan’s dual role as head of Corporate Clients for China, she will report to James Poon, head of Corporate Clients and Corporate Finance, Hong Kong and China.

Yuanyuan is a seasoned senior banker and holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School. She has worked for various local and foreign banks in North and South China, with broad experience across product and business development, operations, governance and risk management in a wholesale banking environment.

Prior to joining ING, she was the Beijing branch manager and head of Corporate Banking Coverage of North China at Deutsche Bank. She was responsible for deal origination and business development with top-tier clients, in addition to overall management of the branch.  

“Our Greater China growth strategy is already starting to bear fruit, which is evidenced by the significant growth of our client base in the past year. I’m delighted to welcome Yuanyuan as Yanyuan’s prior business development experience and client portfolio will help to accelerate the growth plans of our business in China,” stated Aart Jan Den Hartog.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to our current Beijing branch manager, Jan Hu, who has been with ING for 27 years, for his dedication, passion and commitment and for developing the business in Beijing into what it is today,” said Den Hartog.

Jan Hu will become a senior advisor to ING once Yuanyuan’s appointment is approved by the regulator.

“Yuanyuan’s solid banking experience across China will be vital in deepening and broadening our client relationships. We want to seek out more opportunities to deliver our financial expertise to clients in our core sectors which include transport & logistics, telecommunications, media & technology, healthcare, energy and commodities,” added  James Poon.

Commenting on her new role, Yuanyuan Liu said, “China remains a remarkable growth story in a global context and is one of the strategic markets for ING in the Asia Pacific region. I am excited to join ING who was named Best Bank in the World by Global Finance last year. I look forward to working in a global bank which is reputed for its long-term commitment and strong institutional knowledge of the China market.”