Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking has strengthened its Structured Trade and Export Finance (STEF) team in Spain with the appointment of Jose Luis Pastor in Madrid. Pastor joins the STEF team as a director. In his new position, he will strengthen the STEF product range and coverage of both the Spanish and Portuguese client base. Prior to his appointment with Deutsche Bank, he worked for the last 16 years at ABN AMRO as head of cross border structured finance for Spain and Iberia. Pastor joins with immediate effect and reports to Ignacio Ramiro, head of STEF Iberia and co-head STEF Latin America. Additionally, Deutsche Bank has appointed Riccardo Rocchio to its STEF team in Milan. He joins as a vice president reporting to Marco Poma, a director in STEF.
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