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UniCredit further strengthens its Corporate and Investment Banking client offering

UniCredit today announced organisational changes and management appointments in its Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division to further develop and strengthen the quality of service to its clients.

 

Claudio Camozzo and Ernst Ohmayer have been appointed as Co-Heads of Global Transaction Banking (GTB) and will join the CIB Executive Committee. Angelo Rizzuti has been appointed Deputy Head of GTB. Andreas Mayer and Richard Burton have been appointed Co-Heads of Global Financing and Advisory (F&A) and will also join the CIB Executive Committee. Olivier Khayat, Deputy Head of CIB, will retain the overall supervision of both GTB and Global F&A.

 

Vittorio Ogliengo, in addition to his current responsibility for CIB Italy, will also supervise CIB Americas, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Vincenzo Tortorici has joined UniCredit as Co-Head of Corporate Finance Advisory (CFA) alongside Piero Munari.

 

Structured Trade and Export Finance (STEF) have been moved from GTB to Global F&A and will be run by Axel-Peter Ohse. Franz Zahn will take over the responsibility for GTB Germany from Axel-Peter Ohse.

 

Project & Commodity Finance within Global F&A have been split into two focused business lines: Infrastructure & Power Project Finance headed by Massimo Pecorari, and Natural Resources run by Christoph Fischer. 

 

Olivier Khayat, Deputy Head of UniCredit CIB commented: "These changes further strengthen our client offering across the entire spectrum of their financing needs. It allows our management team to focus even closer on how to best serve our clients. Today's management appointments will actively contribute to our continued success of in our chosen markets."

 

These management changes are expected to come into effect 1st May, 2013 and will be subject to the approval of the relevant bodies at UniCredit. For further details, see note to editors below.

 

 

 

Milan, 05 April 2013

 

 

NOTE TO EDITORS

 

Global Transaction Banking

Going forward, GTB will be based on two core pillars: Transactional and Trade Services and Cash Management. A new centralized hub for Supply Chain Finance and Receivable Finance will be created within GTB. Claudio Camozzo, Head of Transactional Sales & Trade Services (TS&TS) and Ernst Ohmayer, Head of Cash Management (CM) will become Co-Heads of GTB. Claudio and Ernst will join the CIB Executive Committee. Angelo Rizzuti, currently Head of STEF and of GTB CEE Business Coordination, will become Deputy Head of GTB, with focus on CEE and Austria. Franz Zahn, currently responsible for Project Management in the CEO Office of UniCredit Bank AG, will take over the responsibility for GTB Germany from Axel-Peter Ohse.

 

Olivier Khayat, as Deputy Head of CIB, will keep the supervision of GTB.

 

Global Financing & Advisory

Global F&A will continue to focus on Structured Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance Advisory and Financial Solutions. Andreas Mayer, Global Head of Portfolio & Pricing Management (PPM), and Richard Burton, Global Head of Financial Sponsor Solutions (FSS), will become Co-Heads of Global F&A. Andreas and Richard will join the CIB Executive Committee. 

 

Olivier Khayat, as Deputy Head of CIB, will keep the supervision of Global F&A.

 

Vincenzo Tortorici, former Senior Partner at McKinsey&Company, has joined UniCredit as Co-Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory (CFA), alongside Piero Munari. Vincenzo will report directly to the Co-Heads of Global F&A, and will be based in Milan. He will be responsible for steering and coordinating group-wide M&A transactions and respective sophisticated advisory services. 

 

Within Global F&A, a new Structured Trade and Export Finance (STEF) business line will be created, headed by Axel-Peter Ohse, currently Head of GTB Germany. The business line will be in charge of Structured Export Financing and Financing of Industrial Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) covered by an Export Credit Agency (ECA) or by Private Risk Insurances (PRI).  Kai Preugschat, currently Head of Importers origination STEF, will become Deputy Global Head of STEF in addition to his current responsibilities.

 

The current Global F&A's Project and Commodity Finance activities will be split into two new business lines, Infrastructure & Power and Natural Resources:

 

  • The Infrastructure & Power Project Finance business line will be headed by Massimo Pecorari, currently Co-Head of Project & Commodity Finance. It will provide guidance on and coordinate all Project Finance & long-term financing projects for Infrastructure and Power clients. Eriks Atvars currently Global Head of Power and Environment will become Deputy Head of Infrastructure & Power Project Finance, in addition to his current responsibilities.
  • The Natural Resources business line will be headed by Christoph Fischer, currently Co-Head of Project & Commodity Finance, and will provide guidance on and coordinate the commodity finance business within the Group.