Deutsche Bank has appointed Thomas Piquemal as chief country officer for France, effective 1 March 2017.
He will retain his role of global head of Mergers & Acquisitions.
Piquemal succeeds Bruno Hallak, who has decided to leave the bank to pursue other interests.
Hallak will stay for a transition period to ensure a smooth handover.
As France chief country officer, Piquemal will oversee all of the group’s activities in Paris, which include Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets, Deutsche Asset Management and Deutsche Bank Wealth Management.
Piquemal will continue to report directly to Jeff Urwin, head of CIB and member of the management board.
Piquemal will form jointly with Laure Lemonnier (Chief Operating Officer), Julien Fabre and Emmanuel Hasbanian (Co-Heads of Corporate & Investment Banking), Emmanuel Duclos (Head of Global Markets and Financing & Solutions Group), Jérôme Delahaye (Head of Equities), and Joseline Hobson (Head of Deutsche Asset Management), the Deutsche Bank senior management team in France.
He joined Deutsche Bank in May 2016 as global head of Mergers & Acquisitions and chairman of CIB France from EDF Group, where he was group senior executive vice president for finance.
Ashok Aram, Deutsche Bank CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa (excluding Germany and the UK), said: “France is a key component of Deutsche Bank’s strategy and success in Europe. Along with a very committed senior management team, Thomas’ skills and experience gained as a top corporate finance banker over many years and later as CFO of two leading multinational corporations, will be crucial in delivering the best services and results for our clients.”