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Head of Export Russia/Central Asia and Azerbaijan & Trade Central Asia and Azerbaijan - ITB

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

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

Head of Export Russia/Central Asia and Azerbaijan & Trade Central Asia and Azerbaijan - ITB

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position


Executive / Non executive


Job summary

Responsible for the EF activity in Russia and Central Asia and Azerbaijan
Responsible for GTF (TF & RSF) activity in Central Asia and Azerbaijan

Originate, structure and execute ECA mandates for the Bank with clients based in Russia and Central Asia and Azerbaijan, in line with the agreed Country and Business Lines strategies/CSPs;
Originate Trade Finance & RSF opportunities for the Bank with clients based in Central Asia and Azerbaijan;
Coordinate business origination initiatives for Corporates, FIs and Sovereign with other Business Lines and relevant PCO or PAM;
Be in regular contact with IFIs being active in the region;
Participate in the definition of the Strategy, Action plans and CSPs for the region with Global Heads of EF and GTF/TF&RSF, ITB Head Russia, Coverage, RPC, CPL and SCO;
Closely monitor risks related to transactions in portfolio;

Timely recommend pricing and transaction structures, based on an understanding of the local competitive environment and regulations (when required) and business line objectives;
Ensure close monitoring of the Central Asia and Azerbaijan from a regulatory, compliance, risk and economic standpoint;
Work with deal teams and teams at Head Office level (Paris), to ensure seamless and efficient delivery and transaction execution. Act as Deal leader/transaction manager as needed.

Scope of clients:
Segmented customers (Corporates, FIs and Sovereign) of CACIB and from the Credit Agricole Group.

Position location

Geographical area

Asia, Russia



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Economics / Finance

Level of minimal experience

11 years and more


At least 10 years of active business experience primarily in Export Finance

Required skills

Strong client orientation;

Strong commercial acumen;

Strong structuring capabilities;

Team oriented;

Superior communication and analytical skills;

Ability to work across disciplines;

Well balanced personality and ability to work under pressure.

Technical skills required

Well-developed PC-skills


English, Russian - fluent