Rajeev Kannan

Rajeev Kannan

Managing Executive Officer, Co-head of Asia Pacific, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Rajeev Kannan is Managing Executive Officer and Co-head of Asia Pacific Division in Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) as well as Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) since April 2022. In his role, Rajeev is responsible for SMBC and SMFG's businesses in Asia Pacific region.

Rajeev's banking career spans nearly 30 years having held various leadership roles with global, regional and product responsibilities. Rajeev has a deep experience in corporate and investment banking, structured finance, principal investments and infrastructure and green finance and is passionate about building businesses and diverse teams to drive innovation, adaptability and sustainable growth. Rajeev is also passionate about sustainability and green finance and is a thought leader in this space.

Rajeev is a member of Board of Director of Clifford Capital Holdings, Pierfront Capital Pte Ltd, SMFG India Credit Company Limited, ESR Group Limited and also an Advisory Board member of Singapore Green Finance Center, a partnership between SMU and Imperial College.

Rajeev was conferred the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Distinguished Fellow Award in 2019.

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