Therese Rabieh has been appointed general manager of Banco WestLB do Brasil, a subsidiary of WestLB. She replaces Peter Badura, who is now responsible for the German Desk Americas business, based in New York.

Rabieh joined WestLB in May 2006, taking responsibility for Latin American corporate and commodity finance transactions from New York.

She will now be based in Sao Paulo, with the challenge of increasing WestLB’s new business in Brazil.

Before joining WestLB in 2006, Rabieh has mainly been based in New York and has worked for Banco do Comercio e Industria de Sao Paulo, Bankers Trust Company, Bank of New York and JP Morgan securities. She is also a member of the board of directors of ABBI (Brazilian Association of Investment Banks).