Natixis has promoted Jason Jacques, currently head of project finance for Australia, to head up its project finance business for the Asia Pacific region. The new role will be based in Hong Kong.

Jacques was recruited as head of project finance, Australia in February 2008. Before that, he spent 13 years at RBS based in London, Singapore and Australia, as part of the small team that originally set up RBS in Australia.

“It is part of Natixis’ commitment to strengthen the project finance business in the Asia Pacific region, the initial part of which will involve building out the Australian team,” says Jacques. “I will move to Hong Kong in the middle of 2010 once this has been successfully achieved.”