Singapore – Global financial services company American Express has appointed Walter Liu to the newly created position of head of Asia. In the new role, Liu will be responsible for overseeing American Express’ issuing businesses across the Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand markets.
He is currently based in Hong Kong, and also currently serves as the managing director of the company’s operations in the market and leads its proprietary business.
Prior to his new role, Liu was the chief executive officer of Express (Hangzhou) Technology Service Co., Ltd., a joint venture formed between American Express and Chinese fintech company LianLian Group in mainland China. He was also previously the chief credit officer for the Asia region and international commercial payments at American Express.
Speaking on his appointment, he said, “I am delighted to step into the role particularly at such an exciting time for the business. American Express has established a strong brand presence in Asia, which is a region positioned for tremendous growth. Along with this primary asset.”
He added, “I believe that our dedicated colleagues and the experienced country management teams will continue to be the key factors in owning the premium space, in capitalising on cross-border opportunities, building long-lasting partnerships, and in growing a relevant, scalable, and sustainable business for our future.
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