Mital Patel has taken up his new position at Rabobank as the head of trade and commodity finance, metals and minerals covering the Central Europe, EMEA and Latin American regions.

He has now officially started as Rabobank, taking responsibility for the London-based metals and mining team following a three-month period of gardening leave. He moves from his previous role as vice president, metals and mining, within the commodity division at KBC.

At Rabobank he replaces Mehmet Saydam who is now working at Deutsche Bank as director of structured commodity trade finance based in Amsterdam.