Natixis CIB Appoints Anurag Poddar as Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Asia Pacific

Natixis CIB Appoints Anurag Poddar as Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Asia Pacific

(IN BRIEF) Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (Natixis CIB) has announced the appointment of Anurag Poddar as the Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Asia Pacific. Anurag, with over 20 years of experience, will be based in Singapore and report to senior executives at Natixis CIB. In his new role, Anurag will lead the coverage of Financial Sponsors clients in the Asia Pacific region and those with a presence in APAC. Having previously served as Managing Director in New York, Anurag’s extensive expertise includes advising global Financial Sponsor clients on various mandates such as mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, debt and equity financings, risk solutions, and global markets offerings.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jul-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Based in Singapore, Anurag reports to Sanjeev Kumar, Senior Country Manager, Singapore, and Head of South East & South Asia, and to Aurelien Lasjunies, Head of Coverage, Asia Pacific. In his new role, Anurag will be responsible for leading Natixis CIB’s coverage of Financial Sponsors clients based in APAC and global Financial Sponsors clients with an APAC presence.

Anurag brings more than 20 years of experience, having worked with, and advised, some of the largest Financial Sponsor clients globally across a variety of mandates, including: Mergers and Acquisitions, Infra, Debt and Equity financings, Risk Solutions and Global Markets offerings. Anurag has been with Natixis CIB in New York for the past 7 years, most recently as Managing Director, and was instrumental in establishing and growing our relationships with key global Financial Sponsor firms.

Commenting on the appointment, Aurelien Lasjunies said: “We are delighted to welcome Anurag to Asia Pacific. His significant sector expertise and strong global client relationships, combined with a deep understanding of Natixis CIB, place him in an excellent position to significantly deepen and broaden our partnership with key Financial Sponsor clients regionally.

Sanjeev Kumar added: “The APAC region is a key pillar of growth for Natixis CIB, as well as for our Financial Sponsor clients, where significant capital will be required to address the region’s development goals and challenges in the coming years. With Anurag’s appointment, we are well positioned to deliver our leading industry insights and solutions for our Financial Sponsor clients across asset, fund and corporate levels.

About Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking

Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking is a leading global financial institution that provides advisory, investment banking, financing, corporate banking and capital markets services to corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors and sovereign and supranational organizations worldwide.

Our teams of experts in around 30 countries advise clients on their strategic development, helping them to grow and transform their businesses, and maximize their positive impact. Natixis CIB is committed to aligning its financing portfolio with a carbon neutrality path by 2050 while helping its clients reduce the environmental impact of their business.

As part of the Global Financial Services division of Groupe BPCE, the second largest banking group in France through the Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne retail networks, Natixis CIB benefits from the Group’s financial strength and solid financial ratings (Standard & Poor’s: A, Moody’s: A1, Fitch Ratings: AA-, R&I: A+).


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