Executive – Asia
Krista is the Executive for Asia of C&IB National Australia Bank. In this role, she is responsible for all NAB activities in Asia. She joined NAB in January 2021.
Until December 2020, Krista was the CEO of Wholesale Banking Asia Pacific. In this role she was responsible for all ING Wholesale Banking activities in the APAC region covering 14 markets and the whole product suite from lending, transaction services, to financial markets, debt capital markets and corporate finance. She was also a non-executive non-independent director of ING Australia. Prior to that, as CRO and an Executive Board Member of ING Belgium SA, she was responsible for the risk management function of ING Belgium covering all of its subsidiaries and branches. Before the role as CRO, she was the Global Head Specialised Financing Group, Krista was responsible for all ING’s leveraged finance (structured acquisition finance), telecoms, media and technology (TMT) finance, investment fund finance and structured finance. She also co-headed the high-yield business.
Krista has most recently been awarded the title of Fellow of the Hogenheuvel college of the KU Leuven, is a recipient of ING’s global Engaging Leadership Award, and a laureate of the prestigious Prince Albert Fund. She qualified as a business and personal coach, and is a passionate supporter and board member of community initiatives such as the ING Orange Bike project in Asia and the King Boudewijn foundation in Belgium.