London, February 2015
LEUMI BOOSTS ITS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA FINANCE OPERATION
As the world’s media and entertainment industries continue their steady growth and strong performance, media finance specialist, Bank Leumi (UK) has put in place a new team structure to ensure it continues to meet its international clients’ needs.
Guillaume de Chalendar, formerly Head of Media Finance at Bank Leumi (UK), has now been appointed as Global Head of Media Finance for Leumi and also leads the Media and Entertainment lending team in Bank Leumi USA in Los Angeles California.
The Global program will be supported in the UK by Elisa Alvares, who has been made Head of Media Finance for the UK.
“It has become very clear that our media finance clients need us to take a more international perspective,” said Mr de Chalendar. “Our aim is to satisfy that need by bringing together the media finance operations of Bank Leumi UK and its sister company, Bank Leumi USA.
“At Leumi, we pride ourselves on knowing what our clients want, and providing it. Our clients led the way into a global media finance environment. We have followed suit.
“Each team will continue to function independently where appropriate. However, we will now be able to function far more effectively as an international team when it best serves our clients’ interests. “
Speaking about her recent appointment, Ms Alvares added: “I am delighted to be joining Leumi at such an exciting time for the industry.
“As the media landscape continues to change, the Bank’s expertise, coupled with its size and structure, makes it ideally placed to support its clients’ evolving needs.
“Together with the Bank’s highly professional and dedicated media finance team, I am looking forward to strengthening our relationships with existing clients and further developing our clientele across the UK and our core European territories.”