Natixis names new regional head of infra

Pascal Soldaini, who has been with the French bank since 2001, has been promoted to head of Middle East, Turkey, Africa and CIS for Global Infrastructure & Projects.

Pascal Soldaini, currently head of Latin America for Global Infrastructure and Projects at Natixis, has been appointed head of Middle East, Turkey, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the French lender said in a recent statement. He will be relocating from New York, where he has been based since 2011, to Paris to assume his new role.

Soldaini, who first joined Natixis in 2001 and has held numerous positions including head of project finance Spain and Portugal, will succeed Helene Karam and will report to Anne-Christine Champion, global head of Infrastructure and Projects.

In his new role, Soldaini will be in charge of origination, advisory services and arranging mandates in the four sectors Natixis serves – transport and social infrastructure, power and renewables, natural resources and telecoms – across his newly-assigned region, a spokesperson told Infrastructure Investor.

He will be managing two teams – one out of Paris, the other out of Dubai, according to the spokesperson. The appointment is effective as of August 1.

Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is the corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BCE, the second largest banking group in France.