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Group Executive Profiles

Rob Jesudason

Group Executive, International Financial Services, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Rob Jesudason is the Commonwealth Bank’s Group Executive, International Financial Services. 

He is responsible for managing the Group’s offshore growth in retail and commercial banking, digital banking and life insurance in China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa. He commenced his role in November 2014.

Rob joined the CBA Group in December 2011 as Group Executive, Group Strategic Development and held that role until March 2015. He was responsible for the Group Strategy and M&A teams. He was also responsible for the group wide One Commbank and Productivity initiatives and was a non-executive Director and the shareholder representative of the ASB Bank in New Zealand.

Prior to CBA, Rob was most recently with Credit Suisse where he was Head of Global Emerging Markets within the financial institutions group (FIG) investment banking practice, based in Hong Kong. In that role he was responsible for the Financial Institutions coverage teams across APAC, CEEMEA and Latin America.

During this time, Rob advised CBA on its acquisition of Bankwest in 2008.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Rob worked at JPMorgan, where he was a Managing Director in the Asian special situations group responsible for investments in financial services, and at Barclays as Global Head of Corporate Development. Earlier in his career, Rob worked at GE Capital both in their European and Japanese M&A teams and within their insurance business. He was also an Associate Principal in McKinsey's Corporate Finance and Strategy practice.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial and Administrative Studies from the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK.