Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Sector: National Commercial Banks Region: Australia

: | ASX: CBAPC | OTC Markets: CBAUY | OTC Markets: CMWAY | ASX: CBAPA | ASX: CBA | OTC Markets: CBAQY

Similar to: BNP Paribas SA, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., Banco di Sardegna SpA

Commonwealth Bank of Australia provides banking and financial services. The company provides range of banking and financial products and services to retail, small business, corporate and institutional clients. It provides financial services, including retail banking, premium banking, business banking, institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share broking products and services. The company operates its business under six segments: Retail Banking Services, Business and Private Banking, Institutional Banking and Markets, New Zealand, Bankwest and Other Divisions. The Retail Banking Services segment includes the origination of home loan, consumer finance and retail deposit products and the sales and servicing of all retail bank customers. In addition, commission is received for the distribution of business and wealth management products through the retail distribution network. The Business and Private Banking segment provides specialized banking services to relationship managed business and agribusiness customers, private banking to high net worth individuals and margin lending and trading through CommSec. In addition, commission is received for the distribution of retail banking products through the Business and Private Banking network. The Institutional Banking and Markets segment services the company's major corporate, institutional and government clients, creating customized solutions based on specific needs, industry trends and market conditions. The Total Capital Solutions offering includes debt and equity capital rising, financial and commodities risk management and transactional banking capabilities. The New Zealand segment includes the banking, funds management and insurance businesses operating in New Zealand excluding the international business of Institutional Banking and Markets. The Bankwest segment is a full service bank active in all domestic market segments, with lending diversified between the business, rural, housing and personal markets, including a full range of deposit products. The Other Divisions segment includes international financial services Asia incorporates the Asian retail and SME banking operations, investments in Chinese and Vietnamese retail banks, the joint venture Chinese life insurance business and the life insurance operations in Indonesia. Commonwealth Bank of Australia was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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Ian Narev, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Narev commenced as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2011
Ian joined the Group in May 2007. From then until January 2009, he was Group Head of Strategy, with responsibility for corporate strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and major cross-business strategic initiatives. He led the Group’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Bankwest in 2008, as well as the Group’s investment in Aussie Home Loans.
From January 2009 until September 2011, Ian was Group Executive, Business and Private Banking, one of the Group’s six operating divisions, with responsibility for small and medium enterprise business banking, agri banking, private banking and the CommSec retail brokerage and margin lending businesses. The division’s annual profit after tax is approximately $1 billion. It has approximately 200,000 business customers, 1 million trading customers, and 15,000 private banking customers, and employs more than 4,000 people.
Prior to joining CBA, Ian was a partner of McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm. He worked in McKinsey’s New York, Sydney and Auckland offices from 1998-2007. He became a global partner in 2003, and from 2005 until his departure in 2007 was head of McKinsey’s New Zealand office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ian was a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions.
Ian holds Masters of Law degrees from Cambridge University (International Corporate Law), where he was the top student in his year, and New York University (International Relations), where he was a Hauser Scholar. He also holds undergraduate degrees in English and Law from the University of Auckland, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
In the not-for-profit sector, Ian is Chairman of Springboard Trust, which works with principals of low-decile primary schools in South Auckland to help improve school effectiveness, a Trustee of the Louise Perkins Foundation, which helps women with advanced breast cancer, and our Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
Ian is 44 and lives in Sydney with his wife and daughters.
David Craig, Chief Financial Officer
David Craig commenced as Chief Financial Officer of the Commonwealth Bank in September 2006.
He is responsible for the financial management frameworks of the Commonwealth Bank incorporating the areas of finance, audit, group treasury, security, procurement and investor relations.
David has over 30 years of experience in financial management, strategy, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the Commonwealth Bank, David was the Chief Financial Officer for Australand where he was responsible for leading the finance, treasury, IT and investor relations functions.
Prior to joining Australand, David was Global Transition Finance Leader for IBM Business Consulting Service following the acquisition of PwC Consulting, where he held the title of Global Chief Financial Officer, based in Philadelphia, US.
David’s other posts have included Chief Operations Officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers Australasia and Senior Audit Partner for 15 years, specialising in banking, finance and management. He was a director of Australian Gas Light Company.
David is currently a director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
David’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Finance and Treasury Association.
David is married with two children.
Alden Toevs, Group Chief Risk Officer
Alden joined the Group on 23 June 2008 as Group Chief Risk Officer. Alden provides leadership in ensuring effective risk management and risk governance across the Group and also acts as an advisor to the Bank’s Board and Executive Management on risk management.
Prior to commencing with the Group, Alden led First Manhattan Consulting Group’s risk management, MIS and mortgage banking practice areas for 15 years, and was lead consulting partner between 2000 and 2008. Over his eighteen years of consulting with First Manhattan, Alden has advised more than 100 banks globally on risk, strategy, mergers and performance measurement.
His former roles include Head of Mortgage Research at Morgan Stanley and in academia as Professor of Economics at University of Oregon in the United States. Alden has a Ph.D. with honors from Tulane University.

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