French asset manager Societe Generale has appointed Deia Markova as head of trade commodity finance in Switzerland.
Markova will be responsible for overseeing the trade commodity finance activity of the country in Switzerland as well as for developing the Swiss franchise. She will also be involved in the implementation of Societe Generale's sustainabiliy roadmap in the country.
Geneva-based, Markova will be reporting to Anne Marion-Bouchacourt, group country head for Switzerland and CEO of SG Zurich, and to Emmanuel Chesneau, global head of trade commodity finance. She replaces Christian Vez, who is retiring after 10 years working for the French firm.
Deia Markova brings strong investment banking expertise and more than 18 years of international experience. She demonstrated her capability to originate, structure and execute complex transactions, both on debt and equity side, with a focus on emerging markets and innovative solutions.
Anne Marion-Bouchacourt, group country head for Switzerland and CEO of SG Zurich, said: "I am delighted with the appointment of Deia Markova as Head of our Trade Commodity Finance department. Her in-depth understanding of debt financing, commodities and sustainable finance will be of great help to foster innovation and continue to support our clients in these areas."
Societe Generale's Trade Commodity Finance activities support commodity traders and producers, both exporters and importers, by securing and financing their transactions. Fully committed to the evolution of trade commodity finance, the Group focuses on innovation that will ease trade processing while reinforcing security and enhancing clients' global experience.
Established in Switzerland since 1897, Societe Generale has developed in the country a vast range of integrated services and tailored solutions in corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management, securities services, global transaction & payment services, equipment financing (Societe Generale Equipment Finance) and vehicle fleet management (ALD Automotive).