Helman Sitohang is the Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG.
Mr. Sitohang joined Credit Suisse in 1998 from Bankers Trust, where he worked in the derivatives group. Upon joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Sitohang worked as part of the Indonesian coverage team and rose to become head of the team. He continued to take on additional responsibilities across Southeast Asia, until in 2009 he became the Co-Head of the Investment Banking Department (the corporate advisory business, covering M&A and Capital Markets) for Asia Pacific. In 2010 Mr. Sitohang took on the additional role as CEO for Southeast Asia, and in 2012 he was appointed as Head of the Investment Bank in Asia Pacific – assuming responsibility of Fixed Income, Equity and Investment Banking Department activities across the region.
In 2014, Mr. Sitohang became the CEO for Asia Pacific, taking on additional responsibility across One Bank, including Private Bank & Wealth Management as well as Shared Services functions in the region.
In 2015, Mr. Sitohang was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG. As the CEO for Asia Pacific, Mr. Sitohang reports directly to the CEO of Credit Suisse.
During his career with Credit Suisse, Mr. Sitohang has been responsible for over US$200 billion of M&A and capital raising across the globe. He has led the origination of many of the bank’s high profile deals across Asia and Australia.
Under Mr. Sitohang’s leadership, the bank has won more than 150 country and deal awards in Asia Pacific from publications like Euromoney, International Financing Review, Finance Asia and The Asset. In 2009, Mr. Sitohang was named as an inaugural member of Finance Asia’s “Club” of the 50 most influential people in Asia’s financial markets. In 2015, Mr. Sitohang received Finance Asia’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Mr. Sitohang holds a BS degree (Engineering) from Bandung.