Standard Chartered has appointed Tom Emmet as Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Emmet officially assumed his role on February 18, replacing Apoorva Shah who has decided to leave the bank to pursue other career opportunities. Emmet will be based at the bank’s regional headquarters in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and will report to Andrew Suckling, Global Head of M&A, and Daniel Azzi, Regional Head of Global Markets & Co-Head Wholesale Banking, MENA and Pakistan.
Emmet joins Standard Chartered from the Royal Bank of Scotland where he was Head of Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets (ECM) for Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he was a long term member of ABN AMRO’s EMEA Investment Banking team.