Miguel Melo Azevedo

Head of Investment Banking Middle East and Africa (exc. SA), Citigroup

United Kingdom

Miguel joined Citigroup in 2010 as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Portugal. In mid-2012, he was appointed Head of Investment Banking Africa (exc. SA & Egypt). In November 2017 Miguel was appointed Head of Investment Banking for the Middle East and Africa (ex SA)

Prior to working at Citigroup, Miguel was a Senior Country Advisor in Bank of America Merrill Lynch and an Executive Director in Goldman Sachs

Miguel has an MBA in Finance from City University (Cass) Business School, and an Economics degree from Nova School of Business and Economics

He has been extremely active with his Citi colleagues in advising on reference M&A transactions for clients such as Helios on HTN sale in Nigeria, Brookside (Kenya), Lafarge Africa (Nigeria), Actis/Diamond Bank (Nigeria), AMCON/ Enterprise Bank, Kansai (Japan and East Africa) and TGI/CHI (Nigeria). In the capital markets space, Miguel has been involved in some reference transactions in Africa such as: Bond deals for Liquid Telecom,  IHS, Nigerian banks including Zenith, UBA, AFC and  Access amongst many others; he has also been involved in some of the largest equity deals out of Sub-Saharan Africa such as  Atlas Mara, Seplat and Fairfax Africa and Unilever Nigeria;

Miguel is a regular contributor to CNBC Europe, CNBC Africa and BloombergTV as well as a regular speaker in Africa focused events (World Economic Forum Africa; Milken Institute; New York Forum Africa, Africa Investment Summit).