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Nordic bank Nordea has appointed Christopher Rees as its new group chief financial officer (CFO), head of group finance & treasury and member of its group executive management.

Rees, who joined Nordea in 2015, is currently deputy head of wholesale banking and head of Nordea Markets. He will take over the role from March 1, 2018.

Before joining Nordea, he held senior positions in investment banking, capital markets and risk at Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Casper von Koskull, group CEO of Nordea, said: “We have found the ideal CFO for Nordea. Christopher has significant sector experience and a truly global perspective.

“Furthermore, he has a proven track record of driving top performing teams. The recent transformation completed in Markets speaks to Chris’s abilities to build for the future.”

While a replacement for Rees’s current role is sourced, Martin A. Persson, head of wholesale banking, will take on the interim role of head of markets. Christian Fink Karas, COO of Markets, will be interim deputy head of Markets.

Rees said: “I very much look forward to this challenge and to continuing the exciting journey to shape the future of Nordea in this new capacity.”