Alain Gallois appointed CEO, Natixis CIB Asia Pacific
Alain Gallois has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Corporate & Investment Banking, Asia Pacific, and member of Natixis’ Executive Committee. He will replace François Riahi, who was recently named co-Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, in charge of Financing & Global Markets, and member of the Natixis Senior Management Committee.
Based in Hong Kong, Alain Gallois will report to François Riahi. He is currently Global Head of Fixed Income, Corporate & Investment Banking, and will take up his new role in July 2016. Serge Ekué, Head of Global Markets, Asia Pacific, will serve as interim CEO, Asia Pacific until Alain Gallois assumes his new position.
Alain Gallois started his career in the Financing and Treasury Department of SNCF in 1992. He then joined Compagnie Parisienne de Réescompte (CPR) as a trader on money-market products in 1994, before becoming Head of Corporate Investor Relations on Fixed-Income Products then UCITS, and then Head of Bond Origination. In 1999, he moved to Natexis Banques Populaires (now Natixis) with responsibility for bond origination. In 2003, he became Chief Origination Coordinator for debt and equity business and in 2009 he was named Head of Primary Markets within Natixis’ Fixed Income & Commodities business. In 2012, he became Global Head of the Debt Platform and Head of Fixed Income & Treasury Sales, and in 2015 was appointed Global Head of Fixed Income, Corporate & Investment Banking. Alain Gallois, 48, graduated from EDHEC.
François Riahi served as CEO of CIB Asia Pacific since 2012, during which time he significantly expanded its capital markets and financing activities across Asia Pacific. CIB revenues from Asia Pacific grew by 35% in 2015 compared to 2014, and accounted for over 10% of CIB’s total revenues, versus 5% in 2012. In keeping with Natixis’ targets under the New Frontier strategic plan, which runs from 2014 to 2017, François helped to expand and strengthen the bank’s ties with clients in Asia Pacific, as well as enhance the level of support offered to European and international clients in Asian markets.