Mia Evans leads a dedicated bilingual team who have experience in banking across several continents. They offer international clients access to many investment opportunities and funds.
What sets us apart?
Introducing our Private Banking team
General Manager – Private Banking
Senior Relationship Manager
Mia Evans has over 30 years of experience in banking, holding private bank positions at HSBC, Bank of New Zealand and Westpac Bank prior to joining Bancorp in 2007.
As General Manager of Bancorp Wealth Management, Mia and her team focus on the New Zealand market, offering international clients the access to private banking, including immigration-qualifying investments, family office, direct investments and asset investment opportunities and funds. Clients also have access to Bancorp’s corporate finance, treasury advisory and asset management services.
Mia leads a bilingual team, each with more than 20 years’ experience in their specialist areas. Mia was honoured to be the first woman elected to the Vice Chair position at the Japan New Zealand Business Council (formed in 1974). In this role, she looks to support Council aims of developing long-term economic and trade relations with Japan and deepening the mutual understanding essential to the expansion of trade between our two countries.
An honorary member of ‘Support our Kids’, Mia works alongside this non-profit organisation to help children who have been orphaned or displaced in wake of the earthquake off Japan’s North Eastern seaboard on March 11, 2011. Mia looks after the New Zealand programme alongside Ian Kennedy (former NZ Ambassador to Japan) working to facilitate school and support partnerships, sponsorship and acts as the media liaison point.
Senior Relationship Manager
Ken has had over 20 years in the banking industry in Japan and New Zealand. In Japan he worked for Credit Suisse Life & Pension, Tokyo Star Bank and Lloyds TSB Bank. In 2013 he immigrated to New Zealand with his family. He then joined ANZ Bank where he worked in the Asian Banking Team as a Personal Banker before joining the Bancorp group.
He started with Bancorp Wealth Management limited as a marketing and relationship Coordinator before being promoted to Senior Relationship Manager.
Ken manages a portfolio of Japanese clients both in Japan as well as New Zealand and helps them with investment opportunities.
Hitomi studied International Business at Hiroshima City University before starting work as a stock broker for Nomura Securities. After leaving Japan she travelled to Australia to complete a year at an English language School.
Hitomi then worked in Australia and New Zealand in the hospitality industry at several major hotels.
She then decided to enter back in the financial service area and started with the Bancorp group.
We are thrilled to have Hitomi on board and as part of the Bancorp Japan team.
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