Kashif Zafar joined Crédit Agricole CIB as head of Sales for the Americas and deputy head of the Global Markets Division for the Americas.

In his new sales role, he will report globally to Thomas Spitz, head of the Global Markets Sales Division, and locally to Gene K. Kim, head of GMD International and for the Americas. Zafar will also report to Kim as part of his global markets role.

Zafar has more than 25 years of experience in global financial markets. He spent the last 13 years with Barclays in New York and London, during which time he served as co-head of Global Sales and co-head of Global Macro Products. His other roles at Barclays included head of EMEA Senior Relationship Management, head of EMEA Sales, U.S., head of Rates Sales and co-head of Global Client Strategy.

Zafar has also worked in the U.S. at JPMorgan and at Credit Suisse, where he began his career in Corporate Finance and M&A.

“We are delighted to welcome Kashif to our sales leadership team. We are committed to provide excellence in client coverage and product delivery as well as acting with the highest level of integrity with our clients and partners. Kashif’s arrival enables us to pursue and accelerate our ambitious international expansion,” said Spitz.