BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (“CIB”) is pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Giulio Baratta as Head of Debt Capital Markets, CEEMEA. In addition to his current position as Head of Debt Capital Markets for Corporates, Italy and Greece, Giulio will be responsible for coordinating primary markets activities and teams across Russia/CIS, CEE, the Middle East and Africa. Based in London, Giulio will report jointly to Christopher Marks, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets and Hubert de Lambilly, Head of Fixed Income CEEMEA.
Giulio’s appointment reinforces BNP Paribas CIB’s commitment to further expanding its footprint in the CEEMEA region. In continuing the strong momentum the Bank has seen in its CEEMEA DCM activity – currently ranked 5th*- this appointment also allows for the application of best practices developed in our mature Corporate and FIG DCM markets.
Giulio joined BNP Paribas in 2005 and has headed up DCM origination for the full spectrum of corporate clients in Greece and Italy since 2010. Prior to BNP Paribas, Giulio worked for Citi in the Financial and Public Sector Coverage Group.
Christopher Marks commented:
“With growth markets borrowers accessing the markets with increased frequency, the CEEMEA region is one of strategic importance to us. The CEEMEA team has built up a market-leading franchise with powerful momentum that we intend to deepen and expand under Giulio’s leadership.”
Giulio Baratta commented:
“As the DCM business in CEEMEA expands, we are now aiming for leadership in the capital space, corporate debuts and private placements. I’m excited to be undertaking this new challenge and look forward to working closely with clients across the region to best serve their needs.”