People and markets: Calello assumes global role at Credit Suisse
Appointment shows growing importance of Asia for business and for career growth.
Under Paul Calello’s stewardship Credit Suisse has turned itself from an also-ran to a key contender in the Asia-Pacific region
The announcement in March from Credit Suisse that Asia Pacific CEO Paul Calello would be returning to New York to become CEO of global investment banking caused some surprise in the industry. Historically, investment banking heads have almost always emerged from the ranks of the Wall Street faithful, occasionally from successful European operations. Asia had in the past often been seen as something of a career dead-end, or at least a rung on the ladder that ambitious bankers need to step up from having served the mandatory term.The appointment of Calello, who is replacing Brady Dougan, now promoted to group CEO, underscores two important points.