Danielle Baron was appointed global head of structured finance at Crédit Agricole. Baron will report to Jean-François Balaÿ, deputy chief executive officer of Crédit Agricole CIB and becomes a member of the management committee of the bank. She was previously global head of power and utilities.

Baron has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. She started her career in 1994 at US EX-IM Bank in Washington as a project analyst. Thereafter she joined ANZ Investment Bank, where she held various positions in structured finance in Hanoi, Melbourne and London, covering power, utilities and infrastructure sectors. She joined HSBC in 2005, focusing on infrastructure structured finance in continental Europe and Latin America. She joined the power team of Crédit Agricole CIB London in 2009, where she led various advisory and arranging mandates in Europe and the Middle East. In 2012, she was appointed head of energy and infrastructure for Latin America based in New York, then global head of power and utilities in Paris three years later.