Deutsche Bank has announced the appointment of Douglas Neilson as its chief country officer for India. Neilson has held the role in an acting capacity since January 2001 following the departure of Javad Shirazi.

He will report to Martin Loat, chief executive officer of Deutsche's corporate and investment banking group in the Asia-Pacific region.

Neilson is responsible for the management of the bank's five branches in India, as well as sharing responsibilities with relevant product heads for Deutsche's corporate and investment banking business.

He will also represent the bank in dealing with government agencies and regulators and, as if that wasn't enough, he will add to his four years spent as head of corporate credit for India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Neilson has been with Deutsche since 1980, following a 17-year stint with the Royal Bank of Scotland, when he opened the bank's Mumbai branch. He has also held senior positions within Deutsche in Singapore and Germany.