Tommaso Ponsele

Managing Director - Emerging Market Debt

Tommaso Ponsele


Tommaso is a Managing Director in Citi’s Debt Capital Markets team, and is responsible for our debt business in particular in Turkey, South Africa & SSA as well Israel – having previously focused on Russia/CEE and the Middle Eastern region. ​

Over the past 15 years Tommaso has advised a broad range of corporates, financial institution and sovereigns on debt capital raising and liability management. His experience spans across the rating spectrum (IG and HY) and includes episodic acquisition and project-related financing, regulatory capital raising for banks as well as general corporate or budgetary funding activity. ​

Tommaso has worked on 200+ bond market financings overall. In the recent past his activity has included South Africa’s US$5bn multi tranche bond, several bond offerings for Prosus and Naspers in both EUR and US$, Gold Field’s Reg S/144A dual tranche bond, Sasol’s SEC-registered US$2bn return to bond markets and the financing of Sibanye’s US$2.7bn acquisition of Stillwater in 2017. ​

Over the past 10+years, Citi has consistently been the top-ranked bond house in CEEMEA DCM and in the regions Tommaso is responsible for. ​

Education: ​

London Business School – Masters in Finance​

Edinburgh University – Masters in Economics and Economics History ​

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference