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André Gazal

Global Head of Export Finance
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

André Gazal is the Global Head of Export Finance at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA-CIB) in Paris. He manages the export finance activities of the bank since September 2012. Mr. Gazal was previously Managing Director and Group Head of Export & Trade Finance in New York since joining Calyon/CA-CIB in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Gazal was Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance for the Americas at Barclays Capital, also based in New York. He started his banking career in Canada in the Corporate & Government Banking group at Bank of Montreal. Prior to becoming a banker, Mr. Gazal worked at Caterpillar Overseas S.A. in Geneva, Switzerland and in Cote d'Ivoire. Mr. Gazal has a track record of leading successful international financing transactions spanning the globe across several sectors (aviation, transportation, energy, and infrastructure) in advisory and arranging capacities, involving several ECAs. He established the export and trade activities of the bank in New York and contributed to the development of the US Ex-Im guaranteed bonds for funding aircraft through the debt capital markets during the 2009 financial crisis and later expanded its application to non-aircraft transactions. Mr. Gazal earned 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 where he graduated with commendation. He resides in Paris.

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