BNP Paribas Securities Services appoints Singapore head

Diana Senanayake joins BNP Paribas Securities Services after working at RBC Investor and Treasury Services since 2005.

By Hayley McDowell

BNP Paribas Securities Services has appointed a new head of Singapore from RBC Investor and Treasury Services.

Diana Senanayake will lead the Securities Services team in Singapore focusing on building out its operations for clients and deepening relationships with new and existing clients.

She joins BNP Paribas Securities Services after working at RBC Investor Services and Treasury Services since 2005. Senanayake held various senior roles at RBC, including most recently as managing director for global client coverage.

“Diana’s appointment comes as our custody business marks ten years operating in Asia Pacific,” said Philippe Benoit, BNP Paribas Securities Services’ head of Asia Pacific.

“During this time we have grown significantly and established a robust client franchise, which Diana will help to develop and continually improve. Diana is an accomplished people leader and this, combined with her demonstrated client focus, means our business will be well-positioned for future growth.”

Senanayake will report to Benoit and Pierre Veyres, BNP Paribas CEO in Singapore. She replaces Mostapha Tahiri, who was appointed head of institutional investors and digital transformation for the Asia-Pacific region in September 2017.