Standard Bank has appointed Rob Walker as head of debt capital markets (DCM) Africa, global markets, London. Walker will lead the DCM team in the origination, structuring and execution of client focused funding solutions across various fixed income products, leveraging the bank’s existing client franchise and extending global market’s DCM origination capacity both geographically and by client segment. A further hire to the DCM Africa team is Gaelle Biteghe, who joins from Citigroup, where she was relationship manager in the bank’s corporate and investment banking division. Biteghe was with Citigroup for five years, with most of her career focused on relationship management and client coverage/origination. Gaelle will take an active role in further establishing contacts in the sub-Sahara Africa region, with focus on sovereign and corporate issuers primarily. Completing the DCM team dedicated to Africa is Kojo Amoo-Gottfried who has joined from Royal Bank of Scotland as an analyst.
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