Mr. Renaud Simons represents the Firm’s EU Desk. He is responsible for developing relationship with European Clients & providing market expansion support to European Clients wanting to invest in India. He carries 30 years of experience in banking & finance, growing & developing business contexts, launch & development of new activities, acquisition projects, managing crisis situations & business integrations.
After studying Economics & Finance from the University of Namur, Belgium in 1988, Renaud worked with Generale Bank, the leading bank of Belgium, for 11 years including his tenure as Country Risk Manager in Italy. After take-over of General Bank by Fortis Group, he became in 2000 CEO & Country Manager of Fortis Bank Italy. During this period, he developed from scratch different verticals such as commercial banking, leasing, factoring, merchant banking, private banking & asset management. In 2008, he became nominated CEO of Fortis Lease Italy & few months later he was also appointed General Manager of Fortis Lease Romania IFN in Bucharest. From 2010 till 2017, he has worked with GE Capital including his stint as CEO of GE Capital Finance Italy, the factoring business service line. Currently, he is Executive Director of a Swedish digital Trade Finance platform & is also provides consulting on various projects such as mergers & acquisitions, receivable finance & corporate debt. He is official advisor for economic & foreign trade matters of Belgian Embassy in Rome. He is proficient in English, French, Italian, Dutch.
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