Nomura has announced that it has appointed Frédéric Giovansili as Managing Director and Head of Western Europe Sales.

Giovansili, who will be based in Paris, will report to Wissam Farah, Head of Global Markets Sales, EMEA and will be responsible for driving solutions and flow sales growth in Western Europe.

Wissam Farah, Head of Global Markets Sales, EMEA said: “Frédéric brings significant experience to this role having spent a number of years covering this region. Western Europe is an area where Nomura see’s opportunity for further growth and Frédéric’s appointment will help us to further strengthen our business in this region.”

Prior to joining Nomura, Giovansili was Head of Markets for France, Belgium and Luxembourg at Citi, where he had regional sales responsibility across all asset classes. He has also previously held the position of Head of Fixed Income Sales, France, Belgium and Luxembourg at Citi and Merrill Lynch.

Nomura has made a number of hires recently to support the growth of its Global Markets business including David Ishoo-Mirzayoo as Head of CEEMA Sales and Andrey Chuprin as Head of Global Markets Sales for Russia and CIS.