Arjun Mathrani has been appointed as chief executive officer of ING Barings. He joins on January 1 from Chase Manhattan Where he was senior managing director. In addition, he will stir on the ING Group's corporate and investment banking executive committee. The group has also announced that Jeremy Palmer is to be global head of corporate finance at ING Barings from the same date. Up to now, he has been regional head of ING Barings in Asia.