Barclays added three new senior hires for its corporate and investment bank, adding Arnoud Boksteijn, Cindy Quan and Bogdan Oprea to its sustainable and impact investing team, which focuses on advising and raising capital for companies whose businesses are solving environmental and social issues. The team also supports larger-capitalization companies to help transition their businesses through ESG-related financing and strategic transactions, including partnerships with and investments in emerging growth companies.

Boksteijn will join in August as managing director for the sustainable and impact investing team and will cover food and agricultural technology as well as clients in the broader agriculture sector. Previously, he was managing director and head of global agriculture and the agriculture technology franchise within the industrials group at Credit Suisse.

Quan will join in September as a director and head of ESG advisory in the Americas within the sustainable and impact investing team. She will work with Tanja Gihr, who leads advisory in the EMEA region, to provide differentiated advice to clients on ESG aspects of M&A and equity capital transactions. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs, where she was global head of ESG for Goldman Corporate and Workplace Solutions.

Oprea joined Barclays earlier this year as a director within the sustainable and impact investing team. Based in London, Oprea focuses on battery technology, solar equipment, recycling and agricultural technology solutions. Prior to joining Barclays, Bogdan spent more than 20 years at Citigroup, mainly in London, most recently on the industrials investment banking team.

“These senior hires reflect our commitment to expanding our world-class team who are focused on delivering expertise to clients as they look to develop new climate tech solutions, as well as supporting corporations as they navigate the transition towards a low-carbon economy,” Brian Reilly, global co-head of sustainable and impact banking at Barclays, said.

“We are uniquely placed to provide clients with the advisory and access to capital they need as they strive to meet social and environmental goals,” Marie Freier, global co-head of sustainable and impact banking at Barclays, said. “Attracting the best talent globally with specialist knowledge of more carbon intensive sectors, at the same time as supporting emerging growth companies that may present innovative solutions to the challenges we face, is critical as we support clients on the transition to a low-carbon economy.”