Bank Julius Baer has appointed Rahul Malhotra as head of global India and developed markets based in Singapore, effective September 1.
He will succeed Torsten Linke to lead the onshore and offshore teams serving clients from the Indian diaspora in addition to covering Japan (Hong Kong, Singapore and China) and the Asia team based in Switzerland.
Malhotra will be reporting to Jimmy Lee, Asia-Pacific head and member of the executive board at the Swiss wealth management group.
Malhotra has more than 30 years of experience in financial services and is deeply familiar with the evolving needs of Indian clients. Prior to joining Julius Baer, he was head of Southeast Asia and previously head of South Asia at J.P. Morgan Private Bank for 10 years covering clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and non-resident Indians (NRIs) across regions and was most recently responsible for special projects of the International PB.
Before that, he was head of wealth management for Asia at Merrill Lynch and successfully built its global India business. Earlier in his career, Malhotra spent 20 years at Citibank where he was based in India, Dubai, London and Singapore. At Citibank, he held various senior leadership positions including global head of NRI and head of retail banking for Asia.