Paras Patel

Director - Loan Syndication
Intesa Sanpaolo

Paras Patel


Paras is a senior member in the Loan Syndication team at Intesa Sanpaolo (“ISP”). Mandate for Investment Banking and Corporate Loan Origination across GCC, Africa, Nordics and UK. Focus on leading syndications, origination, structuring and pricing of loan financing opportunities. Core responsibility to support the Middle East region via underwriting commitments, syndicated loan support and transactional guidance. Operating across both primary and secondary markets and on opportunities across the credit spectrum, inclusive of investment grade, project finance, financial institutions, leverage finance and corporate structured transactions.

Having qualified as a corporate treasurer Paras joined the Intesa Sanpaolo Group in 2018, spending the preceding 6 years within Barclays focused on loan syndication & sales, loan origination and execution functions across the bank. Prior to Barclays working 6 years at RBS still focused on the loan market, but across a variety of roles, including restructuring of distressed lending, leveraged finance and private equity.

ISP is the 4th largest EU bank by capitalization and #1 ranked in Italy in all banking segments. International network with a presence in 25 countries in support of cross-border activities of corporate customers with a major Corporate hub located in Dubai and selected retail banking presence in CEE and MENA countries reaching 7.5m clients. Intesa Sanpaolo is at the side of corporate clients and financial institutions in supporting the growth and internationalisation of their business, thanks to a strong international presence and numerous specialists who provide extensive advisory and operational support.

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Capital Markets Saudi Arabia 2022

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2023