Head, Sustainable Finance Asia Pacific,
Ms Cho launched ING’s Sustainable Finance regional franchise in 2017, and spearheaded the regional sustainability direction since 2015. She leads the origination and execution of sustainable finance transactions including green/social/sustainability bonds and loans in Asia Pacific, and broader sustainability advisory. Her clients include leading banks, corporates and conglomerates in the region.
Ms Cho leverages on a broad financial background having worked in Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory, Capital Structuring and Advisory, and Equity & Debt Capital Markets for ING. Currently based in Singapore, Ms Cho has previously worked in Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam. She has led a number of sustainable financing firsts in the region across green and social bonds/loans, and sustainability linked loans where the loan pricing is linked to ESG performance.
She is on the Executive Committee Board of International Capital Market Association (ICMA)’s Green/Social/Sustainability Bond Principles, the sustainability lead on the APAC regional committee of ICMA and in the working group of the Loan Market Association’s Green Finance Committee to shape the sustainable finance markets in this region and globally. Ms Cho is Korean-British and holds a combined Bachelors and Masters (MBioch) Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK.