Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking has appointed Amit Tanna as head of coverage, India. Based in Hong Kong, Tanna reports to Francis Ansvananda, head of coverage, South East Asia.
The appointment is in line with the firm’s efforts to grow its Asia-Pacific business through select activities in India.
According to the Natixis CIB, India, as one of the fastest-growing major economies, has substantial growth potential over the next decade owing to its demographics, urbanization, digitization, plans for infrastructure development and need to expand its energy capacity to cater to its growth requirements.
In his newly created role, Tanna will drive Natixis CIB’s India client strategy, with a focus on originating event-driven transactions with select Indian corporate clients who are leaders in the firm’s core focus areas: renewables, digital infrastructure, tech and healthcare, as well as with financial sponsors and multinational corporations.
Tanna is part of the Asia-Pacific coverage team, which delivers a comprehensive suite of advisory services and solutions to clients, across capital markets, structured financing, and hedging and investment solutions.
With more than two decades of industry experience, Tanna joins Natixis CIB from Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, where he held a number of strategic financing and corporate finance roles since 2009 and was most recently regional head of leveraged and acquisition finance.
Prior to Standard Chartered Hong Kong, Tanna was head of origination and client coverage for Bank Permata in Indonesia. He has also worked with Standard Chartered, GE Capital, Crédit Agricole and ING Bank in India, in various corporate finance and client coverage roles.