Shroff will be responsible for developing new businesses and managing relationships with institutional clients, the firm said in a statement.
His regional coverage will include Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Shroff is based in Singapore and his appointment became effective from yesterday, a Pimco spokeswoman told FSA.
Shroff reports to Scott Steele, the Hong Kong-based head of institutional business for Asia ex-Japan.
His posiiton is not a newly-created one, the spokeswoman added, but declined to provide details about who he is replacing.
“Investors will benefit from [Scroff’s] experience in both financial markets and asset management, and his hiring further underscores our commitment to our Asia-Pacific business,” Eric Mogelof, managing director and head of Asia-Pacific said in the statement.
Prior to joining the firm, Shroff was a partner and managing director at Greenwich Associates, where he led the Asia-Pacific and Middle East business. His clients included global and regional financial institutions.
Previously, he worked with UBS Investment Bank in London. Shroff began his career as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting where he focused on the Australian and Asian retail banking and asset management sectors.