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Singapore-Headquartered Investment Specialist Adds Ex-BNP Paribas Manager

Tom Burroughes Group Editor 25 January 2016

Singapore-Headquartered Investment Specialist Adds Ex-BNP Paribas Manager

A firm headquartered in the Asian jurisdiction has brought in a senior figure from the French bank.

EFA Group, the Singapore-headquartered asset manager specialising in private credit, has appointed Jacques-Olivier Thomann as senior advisor. 

Thomann previously worked at BNP Paribas as general manager of the Switzerland branch, a post he held from 2009. He was responsible for structured finance, which includes among other areas, commodity finance, commodity structured finance, export finance, project finance and shipping. Before taking over those responsibilities, he held various senior positions within the bank in Geneva, Singapore and Paris, including as global head of commodity finance.

Thomann is one of the founders of the Geneva Trading and Shipping Association (GTSA), where he served as chairman since its foundation in 2006 and is now the honorary president. He is also member of the executive board of the Geneva Financial Centre Foundation.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Jacques-Olivier’s caliber and breadth of experience. He has been very active and enthusiastic about supporting the team with his invaluable guidance. With his wealth of knowledge in the banking and finance sectors, I am certain that Jacques-Olivier will add value to the group,” said Francois Dotta, CEO of EFA Group.

EFA Group is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and was established in 2003 in the Asian jurisdiction. It employs more than 50 personnel between its offices in Singapore, Geneva, Dubai, London, Istanbul and Jakarta.


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