Ravi Raju

Managing Director
Head of Asset & Wealth Management, Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank AG

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2009)

Wealth Management

"The opportunities in the Asian region are tremendous for asset and wealth managers as countries continue to enjoy good economic growth, creation of wealth in the hands of individuals and embark upon structural reforms by opening up domestic pension and insurance sectors to international investments."

Biography

Ravi Raju joined Deutsche Bank in March 2007 and he is currently the Head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) for Asia Pacific. Ravi is a member of the Global Executive Committee for Deutsche AWM.

Based in Hong Kong, Ravi leads the strategic direction of the Deutsche AWM business in the region, overseeing more than 800 employees located in 17 locations in Asia Pacific.

Ravi was voted the Private Banker of the Year in the Asian Private Banker (APB) Awards for Distinction 2013. This award is given annually to the individual who receives the most commendations from industry peers. According to APB, Ravi's success demonstrated his exemplary leadership of Deutsche AWM during a transformational time, and also his tremendous contribution to establishing greater trust, transparency and industry-wide representation with regulators.

Ravi is also an active contributor in the wealth management industry in Singapore - he was one of the key industry players behind the launch of a new code of conduct (PB Code) in Singapore in 2011 to promote wealth management best practices in the local banking sector.

Ravi was conferred the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Distinguished Fellow title in October 2009 in the category of 'Wealth Management - Relationship Management (High Net Worth). This title was in recognition of his track record in the financial industry. This is the highest certification mark for a financial practitioner in Singapore under the IBF framework, which is benchmarked to international standards.

Ravi began his career in Citigroup in India as a Management Associate after completing his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Delhi. He spent 16 years in Citigroup where his last position was Managing Director and Head of Investments, Strategy and M&A for Citigroup's Global Wealth Management Sector in Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Ravi is a trustee on the Foundation Board of United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) Singapore.