Deutsche Bank has today announced the appointment of Sebastien Avot as the new Head of Distribution & Credit Solutions and Trade Finance for Financial Institutions (TFFI) for Asia-Pacific (APAC). Sebastien will report to Guy Brooks, Global Head of Distribution & Credit Solutions and Russell Brown, Global Head of Trade Finance for Financial Institutions, globally and Atul Jain, Regional Head, Trade and Lending Asia-Pacific, locally.
Sebastien joined Deutsche Bank in 2010, working for the Distribution team in London, and most recently in Dubai, where he ran the bank’s Distribution operations in the Middle East and Africa, significantly building out Deutsche Bank’s capabilities in the region.
“I’m very excited about this new opportunity, which will enable me to leverage on my existing knowledge of Trade Finance products and geographies, with a view to taking both Distribution & Credit Solutions and TFFI to the next level in the APAC region,” explains Sebastien.
Guy Brooks adds: “Sebastien is a great addition to our global Distribution management and TFFI teams. He brings with him over 15 years of syndication and distribution as well as Financial Institution coverage experience in the debt and loan markets. This will allow us to continue to grow our Distribution and TFFI franchise and explore alternative ways of de-risking our trade finance business.”
A successor to Sebastien’s current position will be announced in due course.