Elias Lambrianos-Sabeh appointed Debtwire’s Head of Middle East and North Africa

London/Dubai – Debtwire, the leading provider of real-time intelligence, analysis and data on distressed debt, leveraged finance and asset backed markets, has promoted Elias Lambrianos-Sabeh to Head of Middle East and North Africa. He has relocated from London to Dubai.

Elias Lambrianos-Sabeh said: “I look forward to being permanently based in Dubai where I will be at the heart of MENA financial markets and closer to our regional subscribers.”

Before joining Debtwire in May 2013, Elias worked in investment banking in London covering debt origination, loan syndication and advisory for Societe Generale, Natixis and Commerzbank. He is a graduate of the Cass Business School in London and holds a Masters from ESCP in Paris. Elias is fluent in Arabic, French and English

Elias is a regular commentator in local and international media. He has appeared on CNBC Arabiya and is available to discuss bonds, loans, Islamic finance and restructuring with other specialist media outlets. Issues he had commented on include impact of oil prices on banks’ liquidity and changing trends in MENA DCM markets as illustrated by these Debtwire stories.

• TAQA to close five-year USD 3bn refi by end of the month amid mixed reception
• AHAB values assets at USD 2bn; claimants to benefit fully from settlement recoveries up to 50 cents on the dollar
• Kuwait National Petroleum Company seeks advisor for USD 18bn refinery projects
• Dubai World sets 8 February early-bird deadline; over 73% deal approval expected

Chris Haffenden, managing editor for Debtwire CEEMEA said: “In his frequent visits to the region, Elias has shown the importance of having someone on the ground, and he has filed a number of significant scoops in the past eighteen months. He has provided invaluable help to our sales team in providing commercial leads, and our coverage and subscriber base has grown impressively since he came on board.”

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