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Innovative international banker to open Sibos 2018 Sydney

9 July 2018 – Shayne Elliott, who has been at the helm of leading regional bank ANZ since January 2016, has been confirmed as the opening speaker at Sibos 2018 Sydney as the event returns to the city for a third visit.

In the plenary session Elliott will comment on how the banking industry must embrace change and how ANZ has moved to an agile way of working so that it can adapt to the needs of its customers in the future.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Elliott was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2012 to 2016, responsible for all aspects of finance as well as Group Strategy, Legal, Treasury, Investor Relations and Mergers and Acquisitions. Elliott first joined ANZ in 2009 as CEO, Institutional, leading Transaction Banking, Global Markets, Global Loans and Relationship Banking.

Before joining ANZ, he held a number of senior roles at EFG Hermes, the largest investment bank in the Middle East, and Citigroup, where he worked in various geographies, including New York and London, over the course of 20 years.

ANZ connects 34 countries, including its home markets of Australia and New Zealand, its Asia Pacific footprint and a presence in Europe, the Middle East and the US. The bank offers institutional, commercial, retail, wealth management and private banking solutions to over 10 million customers worldwide.

Commenting on the announcement, Chantal Van Es, Head of Sibos, said: “We’re looking forward to Shayne welcoming this year’s delegates to ANZ’s home market of Australia. Shayne is a truly international banker with more than 25 years’ experience working in some of the most dynamic financial hubs, so he’s very well placed to discuss the forces impacting our industry.”

“This year’s theme is ‘Enabling the digital economy’, with banks and other financial institutions adjusting to the realities of a digital world. It will be interesting to hear Shayne’s insight into creating an agile organisation that can cope with today’s demands whilst making the most of new opportunities.”

Sibos 2018 will take place at ICC Sydney between 22-25 October. To find out more about this year’s event, and to register, visit
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