European investment management firm Schroders has announced a leadership change in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
After more than 17 years with Schroders, Susan Soh, CEO of Schroders Asia Pacific, will retire from the firm at the end of this year. Susan leaves with a long track record of success in the key roles she has held, including a robust period of business growth as CEO of Schroders Singapore and South-East Asia.
Susan, who will remain in a part-time Senior Advisor role at Schroders, will be succeeded by Chris Durack, who re-joins Schroders.
Chris previously spent 10 years at Schroders in various leadership roles including CEO of Schroders Hong Kong, CEO of Schroders Australia and most recently, he acted as the Co-Head of Asia Pacific. Chris will assume the role from January 2023 and will be based in Singapore.
In addition to Susan, Amy Cho, CEO of Schroders Hong Kong and Deputy Head of Asia Pacific,has decided to pursue her aspirations and personal interests outside the company. Amy will transition her responsibilities in early January 2023.
Gopi Mirchandani, currently CEO and Head of Client Group Asia at NN Investment Partners (NNIP), will join Schroders and will be appointed as CEO of Schroders Hong Kong. She will report to Chris Durack and be based in Hong Kong, with effect from mid-January 2023. Additionally, Gopi will take on the newly created role of Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, where she will work with the leadership team to identify new business opportunities and partnerships to accelerate growth across the region. A lawyer by training, Gopi held senior legal and compliance roles in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Deutsche Asset Management and Fullerton Fund Management prior to taking on broader business roles.
“The Asia Pacific region is a key part of Schroders’ growth strategy, and we are proud to have a line-up of strong senior leaders in the region to sustain our business momentum. We have been fortunate to have a leader of Susan Soh’s calibre for the past 17 years, and whilst Susan will remain as a Senior Advisor to our business, we wish her well in her retirement from executive responsibilities. I am pleased to welcome Chris Durack back to the Schroders family. With a decade-long tenure at Schroders and a wealth of industry knowledge, Chris is ideally placed to lead the Asia Pacific region and ensure the ongoing success of our business,” Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive, Schroders, said.