ING Appoints Gautam Saxena as Head of Corporate Finance for Asia Pacific

ING Gautam Saxena
Gautam Saxena

ING announced the appointment of Gautam Saxena as the new head of Corporate Finance for the Asia Pacific region.

Saxena brings a wealth of experience with a 25-year career in investment banking across Asia Pacific and North America. His prior roles include Co-Head of Telecom, Media, and Technology Investment Banking for APAC at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served for 15 years.

Additionally, Saxena has held positions at HSBC, ABN AMRO, and Lazard.

Before joining ING, Saxena founded Pegasus 7 Ventures in 2018, a venture capital fund focused on technology-enabled impact businesses in Asia and Africa, emphasizing sustainability.

At ING, Saxena will drive the corporate finance strategy across 11 markets, including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

His appointment is aligned with ING’s goals to expand its investment banking capabilities in the APAC region, focusing on sectors like TMT, Infrastructure, Energy, FI, Healthcare, and Transport & Logistics.

Anju Abrol, CEO & Head of Wholesale Banking APAC at ING, commented on the appointment, stating, “Gautam joining us is consistent with our APAC growth strategy and the provision of sector-focused advisory services to our clients in the APAC region and globally.”

Saxena will report to Rob Van Veldhuizen, Global Head of Corporate Finance at ING.

Van Veldhuizen remarked on the new appointment, “Gautam is a senior investment banker and venture capitalist whose depth of experience across Asia and in the US, along with his focus on sustainability, makes him a strong addition to our Global Investment Banking team, a key growth area for us.”

ING is a global financial institution based in Europe, offering banking services in over 40 countries. The bank is well-regarded for its commitment to sustainability, holding an ‘AA’ ESG rating by MSCI and included in major sustainability and ESG indexes like Euronext and STOXX.