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Katia Bouazza

Head of Latin America, Global Banking, HSBC

Katia Bouazza is responsible for managing and leading HSBC’s Global Banking Business across Latin America and is based in New York City. In this role, she oversees client coverage across all sectors in Latin America, as well as the origination and execution of financing solutions across the region. She manages a number of coverage and product teams in the U.S, and across Latin America, including corporate, financials and multinationals banking, debt and equity capital markets, leveraged & acquisition finance, syndicated loans, infrastructure and real estate group, and advisory. Bouazza joined HSBC in 1996 and has more than 20 years of banking experience. She has been responsible for a number of important transactions across the region, including landmark transactions for the Republic of Argentina as well as the Central Bank of Argentina, Republic of Brazil, Republic of Chile, and Republic of Peru. She has also led the execution of benchmark and award winning deals for Mexico City Airport (1st Green Bond from an emerging market), YPF, Pemex, Minerva, and America Movil, amongst many others. Under Bouazza's leadership, HSBC was named Best Latin American Bond House in 2012 across three business publications - International Financing Review, LatinFinance, and Euromoney. In 2013, HSBC was awarded the titles of Best Latin America Loan House by LatinFinance and Best Debt House in Latin America by Euromoney. Her efforts and commitment have also led HSBC to be named Best Investment Bank in Mexico by Euromoney in 2014. In 2015, Euromoney named HSBC the Best Global Emerging Market Debt House, Best Investment Bank in Mexico, and Best Risk Adviser in Latin America and Latin America’s Best Bank for Financing in 2016. Additionally, Bouazza has been recognized by American Banker as one of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance for the past five years. She holds an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.