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Meera Sanyal named country executive for ABN Amro India

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Marketing | December 12, 2007
Sanyal has been with ABN AMRO since 1992, and has slowly and steadily made her way up

ABN Amro has & #BANNER1 & # named Meera H Sanyal country executive for India. Sanyal has been with the organisation for the past 15 years. She joined ABN Amro in 1992 as head of structured finance and was responsible for setting up the bank's corporate and project finance businesses in India. In 1997, she took over as head of the corporate finance advisory for Asia, based in Singapore, and handled several restructuring mandates after the 1997 Asian crisis.

Announcing her appointment, ABN Amro said, "Meera has vast experience in consumer, commercial and investment banking and, for the last six years, she has been using this experience to develop in-sourcing centres in India that provide services to the ABN Amro group globally."

Returning to India as the chief operations officer of ABN Amro India in 1999, Sanyal was responsible for the integration of Bank of America's retail operations with those of ABN Amro. She also led the implementation of the core banking and Internet platforms for the bank in India.

Prior to her association with ABN Amro, Sanyal worked with Grindlays Bank Plc. and at Lazards, where she was head of international finance and advisory services. Sanyal is a student of INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, where she did her Master's in business administration. She has also completed an advanced management programme from Harvard Business School

Sanyal takes over as country executive from Romesh Sobti, who resigned from ABN Amro to head a local Indian bank. While the appointment is with immediate effect, it is subject to the approval of the Reserve Bank of India.