In her new role as director, General Asia Equities Sales, Li will be responsible for the expansion of general sales of equities products across Asia Pacific.

She will report directly to Ed Peter, head of Equities for Asia Pacific and Australia, who, commenting on her appointment, says: "We are delighted that Ester is joining us. She is a fantastic asset and we are very excited to have her on board. This is a further step in our aggressive growth plan for the region."

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Li was head of Equities Sales, Hong Kong with ING Barings for the past five years. Prior to ING Barings, she spent six years with W.I. Carr Fast East.