Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB), the corporate and investment banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, has appointed Leonardo Osorio, a 17-year senior Latin American bank executive, as a managing director in its Structured Finance Advisory Group for the Americas.
Osorio will be the primary lead in Latin America of a recently launched New York-based CACIB advisory group focused on financial advisory mandates in the Americas, in addition to being involved in specific energy-related transactions in North America.
Prior to joining CACIB, Osorio was a founder and managing director of L2 Energy Capital LLC, which was launched in 2012 as a financial advisory firm focused in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Latin America, providing advice on strategic financing, raising debt and equity, project finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Osorio previously was director of Project Finance Latin America for BNP Paribas, where he served for 14 years, starting as an associate in project financing and utilities. After graduating from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, in Caracas, Venezuela, he was project manager of global technical services with Rockwell International for three years. Thereafter, he attended MIT Sloan School of Management, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.
CACIB offers its clients a range of products and services in structured finance, capital markets, brokerage, investment banking, corporate banking, and international private banking. CACIB has been involved in several recent transactions, including, among others, a $20 billion debt financing for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Australia.