Societe Generale reinforces its natural resources & energy financing team with senior appointments
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces senior appointments in Paris and Hong Kong to further strengthen the bank’s capabilities in Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group.
The bank’s Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group is built on three key platforms: Energy, Metals & Mining, and Traders, Commodity Finance & Agribusiness.
Stephanie Clement de Givry has been appointed as Global Head of Metals & Mining Finance based in Paris. Previously, Stephanie was the Head of the Energy and Metals & Mining Finance teams in Asia Pacific as well as Co-Head of Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group for Asia Pacific. Replacing Chin-Eav Eap, Stephanie will focus on further developing the metals and mining global franchise on the back of the bank’s recent investment in the business line.
Previously based in New York, Daniel Mallo has been appointed as the new Head of the Energy and Metals & Mining Finance teams in Asia Pacific. He will also share the role of Co-Head of Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group for Asia Pacific with Eric Saux, Head of Traders, Commodity Finance and Agribusiness in Asia Pacific. Daniel replaces Stephanie Clement de Givry.
Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in finance and will oversee advisory and financing for the energy and metals and mining sectors in the region. He will report regionally to Ashley Wilkins, Head of Global Finance for Asia Pacific, and globally to Stephanie Clement de Givry, and to Olivier Musset, Global Head of Energy.
Chin-Eav Eap, who was previously Global Head of Metals & Mining Finance, has relocated from Paris to Hong Kong to take up the newly created position of Regional Head of Metals & Mining Finance for Asia Pacific. He will report regionally to Daniel Mallo and will be responsible for developing this growing key market and continuing to implement in the region the global strategy.
Their appointments are effective on September 1st, 2014.
The Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group is one of the key businesses at SG CIB. This award-winning franchise’s strategy focuses on offering an integrated sectorial platform to serve its clients’ needs in advisory, financing and risk management. These senior appointments underscore the bank’s confidence in natural resources and commodities sectors in the region, as well as its commitment to putting more resources to support clients’ business development plans.
Natural Resources and Commodities sectors have been crucial to the development of the Asia Pacific economy. SG CIB’s Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group has demonstrated impressive growth in the region over a decade. It recently led the financing of landmark energy development projects, including the Sarulla Geothermal Project in Indonesia and the Asahan 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant Project in Indonesia. Its achievements have been widely recognised in the industry. The group won “Asia Energy Finance House of the Year” in the Energy Risk Asia Awards 2013.
Stephanie Clement de Givry started her banking career at Chase Manhattan Bank in Mexico in 1994 before moving to SG CIB in Mexico covering structured commodity finance transactions with a focus on soft commodities. In 2000, Stephanie relocated to Paris and she was appointed as deputy head of the metal structured commodity finance team covering the CIS, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asian regions. In 2006, Stephanie moved to Shanghai to start the natural resources and energy finance platform in China before relocating to Hong Kong in 2009 to become Co-Head of the Natural Resources & Energy Financing Group for Asia Pacific, managing the bank’s Energy and Metals & Mining Finance activities in the region.
Daniel Mallo started his career at SG CIB in 1993 in Canada where he worked in a structured finance team encompassing acquisition finance, project finance and syndicated credits. He relocated to Paris in 1996 first covering US multinationals in Europe then strategic acquisition finance. Daniel then moved to Societe Generale New York in late 2000 focusing on project finance transactions in the Americas, with a strong focus on Latin America and diversifying the Group's activities into project bonds and equity private placements until the present.
Chin-Eav Eap began his career at SG CIB in Paris in 1990 in the Asset Finance Group. In 1997, he relocated to New York where he was in charge of originating asset finance structures for Latin America and Europe-US cross-border financing. In 2000, he moved to the New York Asset Securitization team before starting the Strategic Acquisition Finance Group in 2004. He relocated back to Paris in 2008 as Global Head of Structured Commodity Finance and Mining Finance which then evolved into his most recent role as Global Head of Metals & Mining Finance.