Managing Director & Head, Global Investment Banking, APAC, Scotiabank
Based in Asia since 2006, Caroline Kracht is an accomplished senior female leader with 20+ years of investment banking experience in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
She joined Scotiabank in October 2011 as a Managing Director in the Asia-Pacific Energy Investment Banking team, and was named Head of Scotiabank’s Global Investment Banking business for Asia-Pacific in June 2016. She is a member of Scotiabank’s Asia-Pacific Leadership team and responsible for advisory business development and execution in the Asia-Pacific region for Scotiabank. Ms. Kracht has advised corporate clients (many family- or government-controlled), sovereign wealth and private equity funds in Asia, on strategic cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, takeovers, mergers, JVs and minority stake investments across many different industry sectors, but with a strong focus on Energy and Infrastructure.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Ms. Kracht spent 13 years with Morgan Stanley, mainly in the Energy and Natural Resources sectors, in an M&A and capital markets capacity. She also gained valuable experience as a member of the regional company management and global strategy & business planning group there. Prior to her move to Asia in 2006, Ms. Kracht held positions in the UK, US and Germany.
Ms. Kracht graduated from ESCP Europe business school in 1998 with a dual Diplom-Kauffrau and Diplôme de Grande Ecole degree in Economics, Business Administration and Finance.