Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking has appointed José-Antonio Olano as head of loan syndicate and distribution for Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, Olano will cover the syndication and distribution of loans for Asia and Australia. He will report to Alvaro Huete and Ghislain de Brondeau, co-heads of global syndicate, and from a local perspective to Ashley Wilkins, head of global finance, Asia Pacific.

Olano has relocated to Asia from Madrid, where he has been heading the loan syndicate team since 2006.

Leveraging on his expertise in Europe, Olano leads his team to cater to the funding needs from different sectors in Asia – energy and natural resources, asset-based industries, real estate, infrastructure, telecoms and private equity sponsors. As part of the global finance division, Olano will also work closely with the global capital markets team to offer solutions across the issuers/borrowers to investors’ continuum.

Olano joined the bank’s European loan syndicate team in 2000. He has strong expertise and experience in corporate, acquisition, project and leveraged finance transactions. Before joining Société Générale, Olano worked at Deutsche Bank for eight years.