Eva Steinhaus has joined Commerzbank as director and deal originator of export finance.

Based in Dubai, her mandate covers the Middle East and North Africa region with a view to “build and enhance relationships with importers and help strengthen the efforts of the bank’s global structured export and trade finance business segment,” reads a release issued by the bank.

Steinhaus has been living in the Gulf region since 2008 and working for local financial institutions, most recently for Qatar First Bank in Doha. Before that, she worked for WestLB in New York, Hong Kong, and London for seven years in various corporate financing functions. Her fields of activity have comprised origination, structuring and risk management functions in oil and gas as well as in other key industry sectors such as power, telecom and healthcare.