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Maria Cristina Ricciardi to Join Deutsche Bank as Head of Global Transaction Banking in Latin America

Deutsche Bank today announced that Maria Cristina (Kika) Ricciardi will join as Head of Global Transaction Banking (GTB) Latin America and Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates for Latin America.

Ricciardi will report to Susan Skerritt, Head of GTB Americas and Shahrokh Moinian, Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates for the Americas. In addition, she will also have a local and regional reporting line to Bernardo Parnes, CEO Latin America and Chief Country Officer in Brazil. Ricciardi will be based in São Paulo, Brazil.

“We are pleased that Kika has decided to lead our transaction banking business in Latin America, a region where Deutsche Bank has had a longstanding presence and one that continues to offer new opportunities for our clients,” said Skerritt. “Kika’s experience across a broad range of industry segments makes her well-suited to serve the needs of our clients in the region.”

Parnes said, “GTB plays a key role in the success of Deutsche Bank in Latin America and we are delighted to have Kika continue to move this business forward.”

Ricciardi will join the Bank with over 25 years of experience covering corporate clients. Most recently, Ricciardi was the Head of Global Subsidiaries Group in Brazil at Citigroup.

Through our wide range of cash management, trade finance, trust and securities services, our Global Transaction Banking business helps companies all over the world to focus on achieving their business goals. Every day, in multiple locations, we process and clear domestic and cross-border payments, facilitate transactions for global trade and act as trustee, agent and custodian for clients. In transaction banking, the visibility we gain on our clients’ financial landscape puts us in a unique position to identify risks as well as opportunities for bottom line growth. By working in close partnership with the rest of the Bank, we help our clients optimize every opportunity.