Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliate Ossiam has hired Antonio Celeste as sales director and head of ESG business development.
Celeste joins Ossiam from Sustainalytics, where he worked as institutional relations director, Europe and Middle East during seven years. He previously held business development roles with Vigeo (now Vigeo-Eiris) in ESG research and services, and Effiscience, a developer of artificial Intelligence-driven solutions. He began his career as a R&D automotive engineer with Fiat in Italy.
Bruno Poulin, CEO, Ossiam, said: “In hiring Antonio Celeste, we are reinforcing our team with a person deeply experienced in ESG. With his R&D engineering background, Antonio has strong quantitative abilities, making him an excellent hire for Ossiam as a leader in smart beta investment solutions. Hiring someone of his calibre is demonstration of the importance of ESG-based investment to the company.”
Antonio Celeste added: “I am excited to join Ossiam, one of the original asset management smart beta innovators, to bring my experience and knowledge to their ESG business development strategy.”