Monisha Kamdar is the Assistant General Manager and Head of Legal for Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Singapore and oversees the legal function for all of the Bank’s business in the entire APAC region (excluding China).
Reporting to the CEO Asia Pacific of the Bank based in Singapore, she works alongside senior management and heads of departments providing legal support in all areas of transaction management for structured, mezzanine and trade finance transactions and also provides crucial support on workout matters, restructurings, litigation and risk management. In addition, she advises on all new business initiatives in Asia and provides legal support to the board of management locally and in Austria.
Monisha was the first legal hire for the Bank in Asia in October 2010 and was responsible for establishing the legal department and building it up, initially acting as sole general counsel in Asia (ex China). She sits on the Bank’s Problem Loan Committee providing strategic legal and commercial advice on matters relating to recoveries and NPLs.
Prior to this, Monisha was a senior attorney for 8 years at the Singapore office of Latham & Watkins, one of the world’s most prestigious US law firms. She primarily focused on project development and financing transactions across the Asia Pacific region and advised developers, contractors, project lenders and underwriters in the power, petrochemical and shipping industries. Earlier on in her career, she also represented clients in corporate and capital markets transactions.