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Colin Ellis is Moody’s Chief Credit Officer in EMEA, and a Managing Director in the Credit Strategy team. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing the broad macro and credit trends, and leading and coordinating Moody’s ratings approach, across franchises in the region. He is also a member of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, which sets the global forecasts that underpin Moody’s universe of ratings.Read Full Bio
David is Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, for both Relationship Management and Regional Management, Moody’s Investors Service. He leads and manages the Commercial activities for Emerging Markets, with responsibility for originating and maintaining ratings mandates for financial institutions, corporates, subsovereigns and local governments in Russia, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. David also oversees the regional strategy in EMEA, outside the EU27 and UK, including managing the relevant MIS Country Managers. David has managed businesses in securities services, fixed income and derivatives at BNY Mellon, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and UBS.Read Full Bio
Carola Schuler is a Managing Director in the Europe, Middle East and Africa banking team, based in Frankfurt. In this capacity, she is responsible for Moody’s analytical teams that rate banks primarily in the Eurozone and Central and Eastern Europe as well as non-bank financial companies across Europe and emerging markets in Middle East and Africa.Read Full Bio
Martin has nearly 20 years capital markets experience as a credit and equity analyst in Europe and the Middle East. Based in Frankfurt, he is currently lead analyst for a portfolio of corporates from the chemical sector and coordinates MIS conference activities in the CEE region. His assignments at Moody’s include a secondment in Dubai from 2008-2015 where he covered corporates and government-related issuers from the Middle East, Turkey and Africa spanning many sectors including oil and gas, investment holding companies, real estate, utilities and telecoms. Since joining Moody’s in 2004 he has been involved in assignments for investment grade and high yield ratings as well as Islamic Finance transactions. Among his primary coverage in Europe were the manufacturing, packaging, paper and forest products sectors. Martin holds a diploma in economics with a concentration in finance and econometrics/statistics from the University of Konstanz/Germany.Read Full Bio
After serving the French public administration in several positions (including as Senior Adviser to Valérie Pécresse, Minister for the Budget and Public accounts) between 2007 and 2012, Olivier was appointed Chief Economist of the French leading Business Association (Association francaise des entreprises privées) in the summer of 2012. He joined the Moody’s Sovereign Department in Frankfurt as Vice-President/Senior Analyst in May 2018.Read Full Bio
Stefanie Voelz is a senior analyst in Moody’s EMEA Infrastructure Finance team, based in London. She is responsible for a portfolio of regulated utilities in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Eastern Europe. Over an extended career in credit, Stefanie has developed in-depth knowledge of utilities and transportation infrastructure sectors. She is also an expert in the credit assessment of highly-covenanted financing structures in the regulated utility space as well as project financings. Stefanie is Moody’s lead analyst covering UK Water and has published extensively on the sector. She is the lead author of Moody’s Rating Methodology for Regulated Water Utilities, published in December 2015. Stefanie is also one of Moody’s lead commentators on the European regulated networks.Read Full Bio
Armen Dallakyan is a senior credit analyst with Moody’s covering banks in Central and Eastern Europe. In this role he is charge for the ratings analysis of a portfolio of banks in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Prior to that he covered CIS banks.Read Full Bio
Tomás Rodríguez-Vigil is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst with Moody’s Covered Bond Group. Based in Madrid, Tomás covers the ratings of covered bond programmes in several markets such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey and Norway.Read Full Bio
Igor Ovcacik is Country Manager for the Czech Republic and Vice President / Relationship Manager for selected Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, located in Prague, the Czech Republic. He is responsible for business development, acquiring new customers and managing relationship in the region.Read Full Bio
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