ABN Amro has
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."
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.