Barclays appoints Jean-Baptiste Patois as Head of Equity Derivatives, Asia Pacific
Barclays today announced the appointment of Jean-Baptiste (JB) Patois as Head of Equity Derivatives ex-Strategic Derivatives, Asia Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Patois will be responsible for leading Exotics and Flow Derivatives. He will report regionally to Hossein Zaimi, Head of Markets, APAC, and functionally to Ashish Prabhudesai, Global Head of Structured Derivatives and non-US Flow.
Mr Patois joins Barclays with a dynamic career in equity derivatives, having accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise over the years across several markets. He was most recently at Nomura in Hong Kong and led their Asia equity derivatives trading team. Prior to this, he was at Credit Suisse where he held a number of senior roles running their equity derivatives business across the region. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2008, Mr Patois was with Société Générale in New York, Paris and Tokyo.
“We are delighted to welcome JB to Barclays which underscores our strong dedication to the growth and success of our Equity Derivatives business in the APAC Markets franchise,” said Hossein Zaimi. “His appointment is also testament to our focused efforts in consistently delivering outstanding results for our clients and driving accretive returns in APAC.”
“JB’s track record and expertise are exceptional and we are thrilled to have him with us,” said Ashish Prabhudesai. “His valuable industry experience will be a key driver as we continue to expand our global derivatives business in the region.”