BNP Paribas today announces the appointment of Roger Barb as head of execution in equity capital markets (ECM) with immediate effect.
Roger will be based in London and will report to Andreas Bernstorff, head of equity capital markets for EMEA. In this newly created role, he will take overall responsibility for the successful execution of all documented transactions in ECM and will lead the execution of the bank’s most important transactions. He will work closely with ECM as well as advisory teams in each country and sector. Roger will also work on building the ECM business in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA).
He will also work on creating best-practice processes across all EMEA, streamlining the transaction approval process and generating synergies with other products and functions within capital markets, including legal. He joins the Capital Markets Leadership Team and will represent the bank for ECM at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).
Roger joins from Citi where he led their EMEA ECM execution team from 2005, in a career that began at Schroders. He studied Economics and Japanese in London at the School of Oriental & African Studies and speaks French and German.
Andreas Bernstorff, head of equity capital markets for EMEA at BNP Paribas, said “Roger is one of the most experienced and well regarded execution specialists in European equity capital markets. We look forward to working together to strengthen our equity capital markets offering and deliver the best in class to our expanding client base.”