Vinay Agrawal

Managing Director & Head, Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific


With over 30 years of Corporate & Investment banking experience across Asia, Vinay has built a strong network across a wide spectrum of corporates/financial intermediaries/ business owners/capital investors/ fund managers. He has managed large portfolios of Asian credit and undertaken large transactions involving corporate finance and capital structuring. During this tenure, he has had the experience of managing complex businesses and portfolios through three major market crises over this period.

Before joining Avista, he was Managing Director, Head of Corporate & Institutional Clients, Asia-Pacific for ANZ Bank, based out of Singapore. He managed large diversified businesses across major countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia. Vinay chaired several credit and early alert committees for portfolio management. This experience has provided him a deep understanding of the credit landscape in Asia, capital structuring, corporate finance and credit valuation.

Vinay has previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank for 19 years where he was Managing Director, Financial Institutions and Sponsors, based in Hong Kong. He managed complex capital and structured transactions with diverse banking and non-banking institutions and was also a member of the country’s ALCO & Loan Portfolio Management Committee. Vinay also spent around 10 years in the Middle East with Standard Chartered in their Financial Markets business and running Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Fixed Income portfolio.

Vinay has an MBA degree from the University of Iowa and has completed his Bachelor’s from IIT Kharagpur.