Kini will be responsible for the bank’s investor services, issuer services, institutional cash management, trade finance and cash management (TFCM) services in the country.
He will report to both Feng Gao, chief country officer for China, and Lisa Robins, Asia Pacific head of global transaction banking.
He will continue to report to Kaushik Shaparia, head of TFCM for Asia Pacific.
Previously, Kini moved to Shanghai from Singapore in September 2016 to take on the role of head of trade finance and cash management corporates for China.
Gao said: “The China market is of strategic importance to Deutsche Bank and we are committed to offering a comprehensive suite of corporate and investment banking products that meet the needs of [clients].”
Robins added: “We are delighted to see Mahesh Kini taking on this additional role.”
“Mahesh is an experienced and senior business leader, whose product knowledge and expertise in the region will ensure the team in China and he succeed.”