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André Gazal

Global Head of Export Finance
Credit Agricole CIB

André Gazal is Global Head of Export Finance at Credit Agricole CIB (CA-CIB) in Paris since September 2012. The Export Finance group provides cross-border capital goods financing solutions for bank clients through medium/long term Export Credit Agency (ECA), DFI and private insurance support. André manages a 100-strong global team across 20 countries. He was previously Managing Director and Group Head of the Export & Trade Finance activity in New York from 2005 until his move to Paris. Prior to that, he was Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance for the Americas at Barclays and worked in the Corporate Banking group at Bank of Montreal in Canada. He previously worked at Caterpillar Overseas S.A. in Geneva (Switzerland) and Cote d’Ivoire. André has a track record of successful international financing transactions spanning the globe across several sectors (aviation, transportation, energy, and infrastructure) in advisory and arranging capacities, often involving several ECAs. He also contributed to the development of the US Exim guaranteed debt capital market product in 2009 and expansion of its application to non-aircraft transactions. André has lived in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. He has an International MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, AZ and a B.Sc. from Portsmouth University in the UK.

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