Corporate and Investment bank appointments
Benjamin Sirgue has been appointed Global Head of the Project Finance department within the Debt and Finance division.
He was previously deputy head of Project Finance, in charge of the structuring team for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Benjamin Sirgue has twelve years’ experience in project finance, including two years in Russia for the EBRD. Since 1999, he has been involved in structuring the main infrastructure projects for Natixis.
Benjamin Sirgue aged 35, holds a degree from HEC.
Imed Ben Romdhane, and Fabrice Croppi, have been appointed Global Heads of the Acquisition and Strategic Financing business line, which groups together the Leverage Finance and the Financial Engineering departments within the Debt and Finance division. Their responsibilities for the Financial Engineering team will be maintained.
Imed Ben Romdhane joined Natexis Banques Populaires in 2005 to set up the Financial Engineering department within Structured Finance.
He began his career at an international law firm, followed by 12 years at Crédit Lyonnais, later Calyon, from 1992 to 2004, where he was head of structuring then managing director of the Financial Engineering department.
Imed Ben Romdhane, aged 46, holds a DESS in Export Trade Law.
Fabrice Croppi joined Natexis Banques Populaires in 2005 to set up the Financial Engineering department within Structured Finance.
He started his career in the ECM department at Société Générale (1987-1988), and was then appointed economic advisor to the French Minister in charge of strategic planning (1988-1991). From 1991 to 1992, he was deputy editor of The European. From 1992 to 2004, Fabrice Croppi held various positions at Crédit Lyonnais/Calyon: deputy head manager of the large corporate business center, director at Clinvest M&A), and managing director of Financial Engineering.
Fabrice Croppi, aged 47, holds a degree from ESCP, from Paris Dauphine and a Ph.D in Economic Sciences.
Nelly Serkisian, has been appointed Global Head of Structured Export Finance (SEF) within the Debt and Finance division. She was head of country Origination-Head Office at SEF since it was created in early 2009.
After a career at Indosuez from 1982 to 2001 as a risk analyst then head of export within the international department, Nelly Serkisian joined Natexis Banques Populaires in 2001 to head up the export credit business for Asia and Africa. In 2006, she helped set up Global Trade Services, with a cross-department role, leading the French corporate team.
Nelly Serkisian, aged 54, holds a Masters Degree in Econometrics, in Economy and Territory Development and Management and a Ph.D in Economics.