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Christian Etzel

Executive Director, Head of Export Finance

Christian has both bank and industry experience in structured finance spanning some 28 years. He has worked for Bankgesellschaft Berlin, British Petroleum, Daimler, Q-Cells and RBS before joining DekaBank earlier this year to head the export finance team.He has originated, structured, led, syndicated and executed transactions in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America using ECA covered instruments as well as project finance structures; often multi-sourced and with a mix of corporate and government sponsors. Deals have encompassed short term automotive inventory finance, long term capex and medium term acquisition finance. His structuring work has included Islamic Finance, Private Equity, Direct Investment- and Mezzanine Debt. He has also focused on restructuring work, particularly in the alternative energy sector.Christian is familiar with all major ECAs, multilateral agencies and the private insurance sector.A flexible approach and a strong client focus have characterized Christian's approach and is reflected in the diverse solutions he has developed for his customers.

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