Bank J. Safra Sarasin has appointed Brenda Chao as a managing director, reporting to Karen Leung, vice chair, head of Client Advisory, North Asia. Based in Hong Kong since 2006, Chao has more than 20 years’ experience growing and managing large teams focused on the Hong Kong and Greater China markets.
Chao joined Bank J. Safra Sarasin from Deutsche Wealth Management, where she had worked in Hong Kong as a director, Greater China Market, since 2015. She previously was with DBS Private Bank as a relationship manager for Greater China from 2006, when she relocated to Hong Kong from Taipei.
In Taipei, she worked at Fubon Bank from 1999 to 2006, having begun her career in banking with Bank of America in 1997. Chao has a Master’s from the National Central University and a Bachelor of Finance from the National Chengchi University.