Katia Bouazza is the head of global banking for latin america, leading HSBC’s client coverage across all sectors, as well as the origination and execution of financing solutions for the region. Based in New York City, she is responsible for HSBC’s coverage and product teams in the U.S and Latin America, including Corporate, Financials and Multinationals Banking, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Syndicate Loans, Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, and Advisory. Under Bouazza’s stewardship, the bank has won a number of major industry accolades including Latin America’s Best Bank for Financing in 2016 from Euromoney. With over 20 years of banking experience, Bouazza has been recognized by American Banker as one of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance for the past years. She holds an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.