Damien has c. 20 years of oil and gas investment banking experience, advising and raising capital for companies and projects across the industry. Prior to Standard Bank, he worked with Barclays Capital (Oil & Gas Investment Banking), Natixis Bleichroeder (ECM Natural Resources) and Natixis (as head of reserve based lending). He is now the head of Oil and Gas for Standard Bank in London, a market leader for oil and gas in Africa. During his career Damien has led multiple syndicated loans, debt capital markets and equity capital markets transactions. He has advised leading players in the industry on M&A and strategic transactions. Damien graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence and ESCP-EAP (Paris Business School).