Mario Santangelo is an Associate Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. He is responsible for corporate ratings assigned to issuers in the Middle East and Africa and related credit research. His coverage spans across industries including Mining, Oil & Gas, Telecom and Real Estate. Mario manages a team of senior analysts based in Dubai.
Mario has been with Moody’s since 2014, prior to moving to Dubai he was based in London where he was the head of Moody’s European Real Estate team. Mario has extensive experience in a number of other sectors including transportation (shipping and airlines) and leisure as well as leveraged buy outs.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Mario worked for 13 years at Goldman Sachs where he was an Executive Director and a senior credit officer. Mario held senior positions as a credit officer across a number of industries in addition to various risk management responsibilities with a focus on physical and derivatives trading of commodities.
Between 2008 and 2010 Mario covered corporate clients in the Middle East and between 2006 and 2008 he worked as a credit officer in Goldman Sachs’ leverage finance team.
Mario graduated in 2001 from Bocconi University, Milan.