Rabobank has promoted Christine Pelletier to regional head of trade and commodity finance (TCF) for the Americas.

She replaces Muriel Schwab, who left the bank earlier this year to return to Gunvor – where she had worked previously for several years – this time as the group chief financial officer.

Pelletier joined Rabobank in New York in 2017, serving as a senior relationship manager with the TCF agribusiness team and also working with the TCF energy and metals teams. She previously worked at Société Générale in New York as a senior commodity finance banker.

In her new function, she also becomes a member of the TCF global management team and the wholesale banking North America leadership team.

Rabobank has TCF teams in 12 offices around the globe. Pelletier will lead activities in North and South America from offices in New York, São Paulo and Buenos Aires.

“Christine has the ideal background to lead our Americas TCF team, and she is well-positioned to help us grow in a key region for our franchise,” says Jasper van Schaik, Rabobank’s global head of TCF.