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Head of Investment Banking for the Middle East and Africa, Citigroup

MIGUEL AZEVEDO


Miguel joined Citigroup in 2010 as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Portugal. In mid-2012, he was appointed Head of Investment Banking Africa (exc. SA & Egypt). In November 2017 Miguel was appointed Head of Investment Banking for the Middle East and Africa (ex SA).

Prior to working at Citigroup, Miguel was a Senior Country Advisor for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and an Executive Director in Goldman Sachs.  Miguel has an MBA in Finance from City University (Cass) Business School, and an Economics degree from Nova School of Business and Economics.

In the M&A space, Miguel has been extremely active with his Citi colleagues in advising on reference transactions for clients such as Helios (on several transactions across Africa), Brookside (Kenya), Lafarge Africa (South Africa and Nigeria),  AMCON (Nigeria), Kansai (Japan and East Africa), TGI (sale of CHI to the Coca-Cola Company) and more recently in the merger of Access Bank with Diamond Bank (creating largest bank in Africa by number of clients).

In the capital markets space, Citi and Miguel have been the clear leaders in the African space leading more IPO’s than any other institution; most recently those include IPOs for VIVO and ASA international in 2018 and Network International, Jumia and Airtel Africa in 2019; 

Miguel is a regular contributor to CNBC Europe, CNBC Africa and BloombergTV as well as a regular speaker in Africa focused events, including: World Economic Forum – Africa and Middle East Milken Institute – USA, UK and Middle East; New York Forum Africa, Africa Investment Summit.

He is a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since 2018.