Barclays has announced the appointment of Denise Wong as Head of Sustainable and Impact Banking, Asia Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, Wong will be responsible for advising corporate and institutional clients on how to leverage opportunities to achieve their sustainability goals as they navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy. She will report regionally to Vanessa Koo, Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific.
“As we see increasing demand from our clients in Asia Pacific to support their sustainability goals, Denise’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to providing them with the best expertise to help them navigate the transition.”
Wong’s appointment brings her back to Barclays, where she has worked for over twelve years, most recently as Head of Consumer & Retail, Asia Pacific ex-Japan for Investment Banking. She returns to Barclays from Vu Venture Partners, where she worked as a venture capital investor, and was also Chief Financial Officer at Green Monday, one of Asia’s emerging alternative protein companies.
The new appointment marks the latest in a series of sustainable finance-focused appointments by Barclays, including several senior appointments to the Sustainable and Sustainable and Impact Investment Banking (SIB) team announced in July. Last year, Barclays set a goal to facilitate $1 trillion in sustainable and transition finance between 2023 and the end of 2030. In July, the company said it has provided more than £87 billion ($112 billion) in green financing to date to achieve its goal.
Wong will also report functionally to Brian Reilly and Marie Freier, Global Co-Heads of Sustainable and Impact Banking.