Deutsche Bank has promoted Andreas Voss to head of trade finance for financial institutions (TFFI) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

He will take on this new title in addition to his current role as head of global transaction banking West Africa and chief representative of Deutsche’s Lagos representative office.

Voss will continue to be based in Lagos. He will be responsible for driving the development and execution of Deutsche’s growth strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa for trade finance business directly originated from financial institutions, as well as support the bank’s corporate teams to promote trade financing in the region.

Voss has more than 14 years of experience in the financial sector. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2015 from Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG). Until the end of 2014, he was based in Ghana as regional director of DEG’s office in Western Africa.

Jamal Al Kishi, CEO for Middle East and Africa, comments on the appointment: “This promotion is a fitting recognition of his leadership and contributions. His expertise and broader involvement will help us to grow and further develop our financial institutions business in general and the TFFI sector in particular.”

Ulf-Peter Noetzel, the bank’s global head of TFFI, adds that the appointment highlights “the importance of Africa, and in particular Nigeria,” to Deutsche’s trade finance business. “The bank is looking to further develop its business with select African clients and through Andreas’ expanded role we aim to enhance our focus on supporting financial institutions on a broader base in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he says.