Spanish bank Santander has made two new appointments to its export finance team.

Andreas Mehl has been appointed as managing director, based in Frankfurt, and will be taking on responsibility for the bank’s business with Emea export credit agencies and multilaterals. Mehl joined the bank on October 1. He reports to Sebastian Romero, global head of export finance at Santander based in Madrid. Previously, Mehl headed up the export finance business with German-speaking clients at ABN Amro.

Santander has also hired Rodolphe de Lambertye as executive director, based in Paris. De Lambertye will be responsible for the global export finance business with French and UK export credit agencies and will report to Mehl. Previously Lambertye worked at WestLB in structured finance origination.

Commenting on the hires, Jorge Tapia, global head of trade, export and commodity finance remarks: “Attracting new talent from the market reinforces our long-term commitment to grow the export finance global business and expand its presence and expertise to better serve our clients worldwide.”