Jean Lafontaine

Jean-Lafontaine-webManaging Director, Head of CEEMEA Financial Institutions Group

Jean joined Citi in 1997 in the New York office and has over 16 years of experience in investment banking in the financial institutions group across the globe. Over the years, Jean has specialized on strategic capital transactions as well as on M&A transactions. Prior to working for Citigroup, Jean worked as a risk management consultant at Deloitte and Touche in their capital markets group for 2.5 years
Jean is currently in charge of strategic coverage for Financial Institutions in the CEEMEA region and Chief Operating Officer of EMEA Financial Institutions Group. He has worked on transactions in the broader CEEMEA region, as well as Latin America, North America, and Asia
Jean is a Certified Public Accountant, who graduated from Pace University with an M.S. in accounting and with a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from Richmond College, the American International University in London
Selected EMEA equity related transactions include:

  • $3.3bn VTB capital Increase in 2013(Russia)
  • $1.5 follow-on offering for BZ WBK in 2013 (Poland)
  • $1.8 Accelerated equity offering of PKO BP in 2013 (Poland)
  • $1.2 Accelerated equity offering of Pekao in 2013 (Poland)
  • Advised Nomos Bank Board on tender offer by FC Otkrtitie in 2012 (Russia)
  • Advised Citibank in selling 10.1% in Akbank to the public markets in 2012 (Turkey)
  • IPO of Bank BGZ in 2011 (Poland)
  • IPO of Nomos Bank in 2010 (Russia)
  • IPO of Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2010 (Poland)
  • IPO of VTB for US$8.0bn in 2007 (Russia)