Mumbai: Credit Suisse has appointed Puneet Matta as head, wealth management in India, effective December 15, 2007.

Puneet Matta, to join Credit Suisse as head, wealth manaagement, India

He will be responsible for building Credit Suisse’s wealth management capabilities in India as a part of the bank’s efforts to provide an integrated banking platform in one of its most important strategic markets globally.

Alois Bättig, head of private banking Europe, Middle East and Africa said, “His extensive experience in the local market will help build up the onshore wealth management business in India."

Mihir Doshi, country head for Credit Suisse in India, said, “Puneet will focus on leveraging our integrated banking platform, working closely with our established investment banking business in India to deliver benefits of the entire bank to our UHNWI and HNWI clients."

Puneet Matta joins Credit Suisse from Citibank, where he was country business manager India, with responsibility for the onshore private banking business. He was head of business development for the corporate and investment bank, and head of financial institutions in India.