DG International Ratings counts with a multicultural and international experienced team, with a well-known background in financial markets. The close relations with investors from China and the Far East allow them to provide the market with a unique and differentiated credit view. Please find below the professional profiles of DG International Ratings Senior Management.
Credit Review Officer
Mr Knop joined Dagong Europe in August 2019. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking in the field of market, credit and balance sheet risk in financial institutions such as Banco Santander (Methodologies & Market Risk Director), Banesto (Treasury Risk Director), Barclays (ALM Director). Consultant experience in modelling, valuation and management of derivative instruments in AFI. More than 5 years of experience in real estate as risk director of the Spanish bad bank SAREB as well as responsible for valuations in Jones Lang Lasalle Spain.
Extensive national and international academic experience in financial, real estate and quantitative matters in the main business schools in Spain: Instituto Empresa, AFI, IEB, Instituto BME, IEAF, etc.
PhD in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, MFIA and RICS certificated.
Head of Credit Rating
Ms Saldias joined Dagong Europe in December 2012 as Head of the Financial Institutions Analytical Team and was appointed as Head of Credit Rating in June 2018. She began her career as a credit analyst at Fleet Boston Financial Group, before spending seven years as a Director of Financial Institutions at Fitch Ratings, Chile. She then worked at Standard Life in Edinburgh, Scotland, a leading long-term savings and investments company operating internationally. She holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School. Ms. Saldias speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Head of Business Development
Mr Gabino Tuero joined Dagong Europe in September 2014. He is appointed Head of Business Development in March 2017. He joined Dagong Europe from Credit Suisse where he was Vice President of the External Asset Manager department since 2012, being the main point of contact with Iberian and LATAM clients from the Luxembourg office. Prior to that, he was Senior Relationship Manager at Nordea Asset Management, covering Iberia and the LATAM markets. Before relocating to Luxembourg, he was Business Development Director, Financial Institutions at Aviva Investors in Spain, responsible for development relationships mainly with institutions in the Spanish, Portuguese and Andorran markets. He also spent eight years in the marketing department of Fidelity Investments, primarily involved in online and product and market research functions, supporting the generation of key sales opportunities. He holds a degree in Marketing Research (ITM) and Business Administration (E-2) from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Attia joined Dagong in June 2019. He counts with broad expertise in financial markets, been working for financial institutions with global presence and also as a board member of the Central Bank of Tunisia. His background includes the role of General Manager for Noor Islamic Bank, Dubai UAE from Sept. 2007 to Dec. 2009, a bank with total assets of USD 6Bn. Also, he was General Manager for the Arab Banking Corporation, Tunis, Tunisia, from 2006 to 2007; Chief Country Officer and Head of Senegal Office for Citibank, Dakar, Senegal, from 2005 to 2006; General Manager for the On-shore Bank and Acting CCO, Citibank, Tunis, Tunisia from 1990 to 2005; Head of On-shore Bank, B.E.S.T Bank (Al Baraka Group), Tunis, Tunisia, from 1983 to 1990, and Manager of North Africa Financial Institutions Division, Citibank, New York, USA, from 1980 to 1982. Mr. Attia has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the IHEC Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Tunis, Tunisia and an extensive list of executive trainings and certifications in Advanced Credit, Country Risk, Scenario planning and Stress Testing, Corporate Finance and deal structuring, Marketing Derivatives, Sales Performance for CCO’s,Anti-money Laundering, Anti-tying, Quality, Leadership, Negociation, Legal. Mr. Attia is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Rodriguez joined Dagong Europe in August 2019 to lead Internal Operations and to support the Business Development department. He counts with broad experience in general management across different companies and industries (La Caixa, Ahold, BCBG-Carrefour, Worlddutyfree and Dufry). Independent Non-Executive Director of BMI Insurance broker since 2009. Mr. Rodriguez also holds an MBA from the IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and a Postgraduate Degree in Project Finance from the same institution, a Bachelor in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
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