Paris, France, April 26, 2021

Natixis announces the following appointments to its executive committee effective April 30th, 2021:

  • Corporate & Investment Banking: Bénédicte de Giafferri, Global Head of Real Assets, Fabrice Croppi, Global Head of Investment Banking, and Michael Haize, Global Head of Global Markets;
  • Natixis Wealth Management: Audrey Koenig, CEO;
  • Natixis Assurances: Christophe Izart, appointed CEO of personal insurance effective April 30th, 2021.

Bénédicte de Giafferri started her career in 2003 at Dexia Crédit Local. She joined the European Investment Bank in 2009 and then Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking division in 2010 in the Infrastructure Finance team based in Paris. In 2013 she was appointed Head of Infrastructure Finance for France, Germany and Benelux, and in 2019 became Co-Head of Infrastructure Finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). She was appointed Global Head of Infrastructure & Energy Finance in September 2020 and took up her current role as Global Head of Real Assets in January 2021.

Fabrice Croppi started his career in 1987 at Société Générale in the ECM department and in 1988 was appointed Economic Advisor to the French Minister in charge of strategic planning. In 1991, Fabrice was appointed Deputy Editor of the magazine The European. In 1992, he joined Crédit Lyonnais, later Crédit Agricole CIB, holding various positions including Deputy Head Manager of the large corporate business center, Director at Clinvest M&A and Managing Director of Financial Engineering. Fabrice joined Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking division in 2005 to set up the Financial Engineering department within Structured Finance. He was appointed as Global Head of Acquisition & Strategic Finance in 2010 and took up his current role as Global Head of Investment Banking in January 2021.

Michael Haize started his career in 1990 at Société Générale as Head of Corporate Options & Equity Derivatives Marketing. In 1993, he joined JP Morgan in Paris and then in London, where he successively held the positions of Head of Markets & Derivatives in France and Head of the Euro Bond Syndicate. In 2001, he joined Deutsche Bank in London as Head of Debt Capital Markets & Derivatives France, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets & Derivatives FIG & SSA for Europe and then Head of Capital Markets & Corporate Banking in Paris. He joined Natixis in 2017 as Global Head of Debt Capital Markets within the Corporate & Investment Banking division. He was appointed Global Head of Rates & Currencies Trading within Global Markets in June 2020 and took up his current role as Global Head of Global Markets in January 2021.

Audrey Koenig began her career in 1997 as a wealth management advisor at Banque Populaire, before moving to CIC as a private banker. In 2001, Audrey joined Banque Privée Saint Dominique, which became Banque Privée 1818 and, since 2017, Natixis Wealth Management. She successively held the positions of private banker (2001 to 2011), Head of Wealth Management Development (2011 to 2013), Head of Wealth Management (2014 to 2019) and deputy CEO (2019 to 2021) and took up her current role as CEO in March 2021. Audrey Koenig is also a director at the Luxembourg branch of Natixis Wealth Management, of VEGA Investment Managers, of Massena Partners, and of Mirova.

Christophe Izart started his career in 2003 in France’s General Inspection of Finances before joining the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) as commissioner for the insurance industry. In 2008 he joined AG2R La Mondiale in charge of risk management. In 2011 he moved to Generali France to head reserving and planning activities, later overseeing management control and capital management. Since 2017, Christophe Izart has been Deputy CEO of personal insurance at Natixis Assurances, with responsibility for finance and risk management.

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