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Citi picks top Russian banker to fill energy void

Slava Slavinskiy named as Citigroup’s co-head of banking.

August 3, 2010 10:56 by

Citigroup named Slava Slavinskiy, its co-head of banking in Russia, as its top European energy banker, replenishing a team that has suffered a string of defections over the past two years.

In an internal memo, Citi said Slavinskiy had been appointed London-based head of energy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Colleague Pablo Escondrillas will also relocate from Madrid to join the London energy team.

Since June Citi has lost Julian Mylchreest, a veteran of the bank, and two other senior oil bankers to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Last year it had named Mylchreest global co-head of energy, power and chemicals banking after earlier departures for Barclays Capital.

Slavinskiy, who is 40, joined Citi in 1998. He had previously worked for Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale. He was named to his current role in 2008 and has advised clients including Lukoil, Norilsk Nickel and Renault, the memo said.

(Reporting by Quentin Webb; Editing by David Cowell)

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