Global food and agribusiness bank Rabobank appointed Gregg Fatzinger and Dean Asofsky as co-heads of its Wholesale Banking Mergers & Acquisitions business in North America. Asem Mokaddem also joined the same team as a managing director.

Asofsky and Fatzinger will be based in New York and will lead a North American team that falls under global head of M&A Don Meltzer. Mokaddem will focus on Rabobank’s global M&A business in the packaging and paper sector.

“More than ever, the North American M&A business is a critical component of Rabobank’s global M&A growth strategy,” said Meltzer. “With their combined experience in the M&A and food and ag space, Gregg and Dean are the perfect people to drive our business forward here and globally while Asem brings us key expertise and relationships in our supply chain sector.”

Asofsky, who has a 25-year career in investment banking and law, has been a managing director with Rabobank’s North America M&A team in New York since joining the bank in 2015. Previous to Rabobank, he worked in the M&A business at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.

Fatzinger joined Rabobank in New York in 2016 as a managing director in M&A and has focused nearly exclusively on the food and agriculture sector over his 22-plus year career on Wall Street. Previously, Fatzinger led strategic banking teams in the consumer industry at Credit Suisse and Nomura International.

Mokaddem most recently served as director, Corporate Planning and Business Development, at Sonoco Products, where he completed multiple transactions. Prior to Sonoco, he spent more than 15 years in the packaging and paper sector, including director roles at Macquarie Capital and Barclays/Lehman Brothers.