Year 2008

July 2, 2008

Deutsche Bank’s Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets for Ceema moves to Dubai

Christopher Laing - Co-Head of ECM CEEMA
Dubai, 2 July 2008 - Deutsche Bank announced today that Christopher Laing, the Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets for CEEMA, is to relocate to Dubai to oversee and manage the growth of the Bank’s equity capital markets business and team in the Middle East and Africa.

The move comes to bolster Deutsche Bank’s regional equities platform, which has seen heavy and growing volumes, and is seen as a clear signal of the bank's commitment to the region.

Laing joined Deutsche Bank in 1995, and has since held a variety of senior positions in Equity Capital Markets (ECM) in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. In 2005, Laing was appointed Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets for CEEMA with a focus on the Middle East and Africa.

Functionally, Laing will continue to report to Ashok Aram, Head of Equity and Debt Capital Markets CEEMA, and regionally to Ricardo Honegger, Head of Global Markets in the Middle East and North Africa.

Laing has, among other deals, been involved in some of Deutsche Bank’s landmark transactions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, most notably: DP World’s US$4.2bn IPO, the largest public offering in GCC history; Kingdom Hotel Investments’ US$397m IPO, the DIFX’s first listing; as well as the US$1.9bn floatation of Turk Telekom, Turkey’s largest IPO.

Deutsche Bank
Dana Budeiri
Head of Communications
Middle East & North Africa
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Deutsche Bank’s commitment in the MENA region is more than a century old, beginning with the Bank’s financing of the construction of the Baghdad railway.

Deutsche Bank opened its first office in Cairo in 1959, followed in the early seventies by an office in Bahrain. In 1999, Deutsche Bank embarked on a regional expansion drive across the GCC which began with the opening of an office in the UAE’s Capital Abu Dhabi in 1999, followed by two offices in Dubai: a representative office inaugurated in 2001 and a branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in 2005. In April of 2006, Deutsche Bank opened a branch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the capital Riyadh. Most recently in November of 2007, Deutsche Bank opened its branch in the Qatar Financial Centre in Doha.

Deutsche Bank AG in the MENA region offers the full range of investment banking, asset management; private wealth management; and global transaction banking services. Deutsche Bank AG is well recognized for its leading role on some of the most prestigious regional transactions. The Bank is the recipient of several awards for its activities in Islamic Finance; and was proclaimed in 2007 as the Best M&A Bank in Middle East & North Africa by Global Finance World. Most recently, in June 2008, Deutsche Bank was recognized by Euromoney as the Best Debt House in the Middle East.


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