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Breakfast with the Stars - Bala Swaminathan, General Manager, Westpac Banking Corporation.
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When: Wednesday 14 June 2017
7:30 AM until 9:00 AM
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Rd
Alpha-Bravo Room
Contact: 6738 7917

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Breakfast with the Stars: Bala Swaminathan, General Manager, International Westpac Banking Corporation


Our Breakfast with the Stars series provides an opportunity for our promising young talent to interact with a leader or successful entrepreneur as they share their success story and tips for taking our guest's career or business to the next level.

This intimate, open-forum style breakfast series offers our members unprecedented access to highly successful entrepreneurs and leaders working in Australia, Singapore and the Asian region.

This Breakfast with the Star series features Bala Swaminathan, General Manager, International Westpac Banking Corporation


Bala Swaminathan joined Westpac as the General Manager of Asia in 2012 with overall responsibility for
Westpac’s operations in Asia, Europe & America, in particular growing the Bank’s footprint
and supporting Westpac’s customers doing business internationally. Westpac is Australia’s
second largest bank with a market capitalization of over AUD 100 billion and is ranked
amongst the top 12 banks in the world.

With almost two decades of banking experience in Asia, Bala has a proven track record in
building regional businesses.

Immediately prior to joining Westpac, Bala worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as its
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Global Corporate and Investment Banking, where he
was responsible for providing the strategic direction for the bank’s corporate and
investment banking businesses in India.

Before that, Bala headed up the origination and client coverage business for South and South
East Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for corporate and
institutional clients in key markets like Singapore, India and Indonesia. During his time he
also worked briefly in the office of the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank to evolve the
inorganic strategy of the Bank during the global financial crisis of 2008.

Prior to that, Bala was Head of Corporate Bank of ICICI Bank and oversaw the transformation
of ICICI from a project finance institution to a commercial bank. He joined ICICI as its CFO
from KPMG where he was a partner overseeing the financial sector. Bala began his career as
a banking auditor with KPMG in Asia, where he was promoted to a partner.

Bala has been an independent board member on several boards of listed companies in India
and was an advisory board member of Standard Chartered Private Bank.

He is a chartered accountant and has completed an Advanced Management Programme at
Harvard Business School. Bala has also been an independent board member on several
boards of listed companies in India.
Event is by-invitation to members only. Invitations are non-transferable.

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Price* (includes breakfast)
$50 AustCham member
*prices are GST included

Payment terms
No-shows will be billed.
Registration will be considered confirmed at time of booking.
Payment must be received prior to the event and can be made by cheque or online credit card facility on our website.

Cancellation notice
No refunds or cancellation after 5.00pm, Friday 9 June 2017.

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