BSP Financial Group (ASX:BFL) reports it has announced the appointment of Mark Robinson as group Chief Executive Officer for the Papua New Guinea-based bank.
It says Robinson is a senior financial services executive and globally experienced banking CEO with more than 30 years experience across developed, developing and emerging markets.
Robinson’s appointment follows a ‘rigorous’ and ‘competitive’ global executive search led by Ashurst Board Advisory which considered ‘highly credentialed’ candidates globally and across the Pacific region.
The new CEO was previously the CEO of Commercial Bank International, a publicly listed bank based in the United Arab Emirates, CEO of ANZ Banking Group’s operations for South East Asia and numerous senior executive roles with Citibank including India, Russia, Turkey and Hungary.
BSP reports Robinson’s appointment has received the approval of the regulator, the Bank of Papua New Guinea, and the start date for his new role will be determined upon the receipt of work permit and visa approvals from authorities in Papua New Guinea.
BSP Financial Group Board Chairman Kostas Constantinou said Robinson had invaluable expertise across global emerging markets in wholesale, retail and investment banking and was the ideal person to lead the bank in its next phase of growth.
BSP Financial Group is a Papua New Guinea-based bank with a large branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu with branches in cities, towns and remote rural locations