Rabobank Appoints Nader Pasdar as Head of Markets

Rabobank, the leading global food and agribusiness bank, has appointed Rabobank veteran Nader Pasdar as Head of Markets North America, where he will lead a team that specializes in capital markets solutions and risk management for clients.

Pasdar was most recently Head of Capital Markets in North America and also served as an executive in the Debt Capital Markets, Global Finance and Wholesale Clients areas in 20 years at Rabobank. In addition, he has been named CEO of Rabobank Securities Inc. (RSI), replacing Harjan Kuiper, who became CEO of Rabobank Singapore.

Nader is uniquely positioned to serve as Head of Markets and CEO of RSI given his extensive background in the markets business and tenure at Rabobank, said David Bassett, Head of Wholesale Banking North America. He knows the markets, he knows our clients, and he knows how to generate innovative capital and investment solutions that make a difference for companies in the food and agribusiness sector.

Rabobanks New York-based Markets team is globally integrated and covers two primary areas “ Capital Markets and Risk Management.

The Capital Markets team provides a wide range of capital raising solutions for the private and public debt and equity markets. In Risk Management, Rabobank offers a full slate of foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity derivatives solutions to aid clients risk management activities, supported by a team of sales, trading and research professionals.

Pasdar, who led the Capital Markets team for five years, has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Temple University and an MBA from Boston University.

Rabobank also announces Chris Hartofilis as the new Head of Capital Markets in North America. Hartofilis has been part of Group Treasury, Asset-Based Finance and Capital Markets during his 14 years at Rabobank. He earned an economics degree from Duke University.

Chris broad product experience along with his knowledge of our clients will be key as he leads the capital markets team to a new level of growth and client impact, said Pasdar.

About Rabobank

Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the worlds largest banks with over $750 billion in assets. In the Americas, Rabobank is a premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. Additional information is available on our website or on our social media platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn.

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