Regional Chief Operating Officer ANZ Banking Group
Venky is a senior leader with 25 years of financial services experience
in Transaction Banking, Operations, Credit, and Sales. He has developed a
reputation as a trusted advisor via a track record of strategic foresight,
shaping customer centric solutions, and leading teams through complex change.
Venky is currently the Regional COO for ANZ’s Institutional Division.
His role includes end to end operational management responsibility for all
institutional client needs, as well as property and administration for
countries across Asia. In this role Venky has been able to draw on his
experience and collaborative work style to strengthen ties with country CEO’s,
thereby helping to deliver the strategy, protect the bank, and improve overall
Additionally, Venky is the Payments & Cash Operations functional
head for the International franchise. After taking on this role in 2012 he
initiated and led a major transformation program to deploy new digital
platforms to standardise processes, create scale, and strengthen controls. This
resulted in a significant uplift in customer experience and productivity.
During this period, Venky also provided executive oversight for the
establishment of ANZ branches in Thailand and Myanmar, as well as sponsorship
for a region-wide large scale offshoring program.
From 2007 to 2012 Venky was ANZ’s Global Head of Trade & Supply
Chain Operations based in Australia. In this role he was responsible for global
service delivery to the customer and for transforming the entire operating
model. He led a large global team and successfully established market-leading
service, risk and compliance practices. During the Global Financial Crisis,
Venky helped ANZ successfully navigate through the volatility by quickly
implementing practical actions across the global sites to mitigate risk.
Prior to ANZ, Venky was an Executive Director with ABN Amro, where he
was responsible for the bank’s Global Service Centre in Chennai. Earlier in his
career, he held sales and credit roles at GE Capital.
Throughout his career Venky has taken a keen interest in personal and
professional development of staff. He assigns challenging opportunities to high
potential staff, provides honest feedback, mentors junior staff, presents at
training programs and participates in external speaking engagements.
Venky lives in Singapore with his family.
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