Michael Rolfe has joined Bank Leumi UK as head of commodity finance.

He replaces Tanya Epshteyn who took the helm of the trade and commodity finance department of Societe Generale last August, after five years at Bank Leumi UK.

Rolfe started on November 3, moving from GE Artesia Bank, where he spent just over a year.

“As head of commodity finance, I am looking after the existing portfolio of clients the bank has and developing new clients across all commodity sectors: agribusiness, metals and steel and energy.”

“We have an excellent reputation in the metals and steel sectors and we want to broaden our reach to other commodities. At the moment we don’t have much energy business on board, so that’s something we will look at,” he tells GTR.

Rolfe previously worked at UniCredit for over five years, most recently as global head of commodity trade finance.