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Director - EIG LatAm Department

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Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Director - EIG LatAm Department

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

EIG LatAm is the regional platform for the Energy & Infrastructure Group (within SFI) in Latin America. As such, the team covers all sectors for EIG, notably: Power, Infrastructure, Mining and Oil & Gas (RBL, midstream and downstream). The Team acts in several roles within these sectors, including project finance arranging, advisory and from time to time undertakes some coverage responsibilities. Key markets for the team are Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil. The team is responsible for originating and executing transactions within this platform, as well as monitoring our portfolio of assets and managing exposures. Work is generally conducted in deal teams which change with each transaction, enabling team members to learn from one another and gain experience from a variety of sectors and geographies. We also work closely with other areas of the bank such as DOD, CIB, GIB, securitisation and GMD with the goal of serving our customers with the best solutions and maximising cross-sales within the bank.

EIG LatAm is seeking to recruit a Director to assist us in our growing business and further develop the team.

Main Responsibilities:

·       As a senior transactor, lead the structuring, distribution of project finance transactions in Latin America: financial analysis, due diligence, internal approvals, term-sheet negotiation, documentation and support to syndication.

·       Process credit applications for approval of transactions including preparation of a summary of transaction, description of main participants and detailed risk and contracts analysis, as well as financial modeling and forecasting project outcomes.  
·       In coordination with our Head of Portfolio, monitor risks and opportunities in portfolio: assist in negotiating complex waivers, review and sign-off on annual reviews prepared by the more junior team members, identify financing optimization opportunities and maintain dialogue open with the sponsors of our project companies.
·       Assist in budget preparation, identification of new opportunities, RWA optimization.

·       Supervision and coaching of VP-level and more junior staff in credit development, portfolio analysis, modelling and documentation, as well as marketing efforts.
·       Take the lead in marketing efforts, sector research and other commercial or administrative duties.
·       Each task requires a strong interaction with the other members of the Energy and Infrastructure Group, and with other business lines (DOD, GMD, CIB, GIB); work will generally be within transaction teams and candidate will be expected to lead certain aspects of transactions and at times entire transactions.
·       Strong analytical skills and experience in structured credits
·       Demonstrated team player, willing to train and coach our junior staff
·       Ability to work under time pressure and multi-task
·       Knowledge of relevant Credit Agricole directives and processes is a strong plus

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

MBA or Masters

Level of minimal experience

11 years and more


10 + years within banking industry and/or energy & infrastructure sectors

Required skills


- Fluent in Spanish

- Analytical skills

- Strong team player

- Initiative

- Communication Skills

- Mentoring skills

- Project Finance knowledge

- Structured credit knowledge

- Excellent Analytical skills

- Financial modeling



- French and/or Portuguese

- Client/Sector relationships (internationally and/or in Latin America)

Technical skills required

FINRA SIE/79/63 will be required but not from inception