Alireza Zaimi

Managing Director, Global Equity Division Bank of America

Alireza is a Managing Director within the Global Equity Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.

He heads the Asset Owners Groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa with a mandate to cover the most prominent private investment offices, asset managers and wealth funds for the firm across various asset classes. He is also responsible for the equity derivatives sales force of the firm for the emerging markets. Alireza was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he was co-head of the Corporate Equity Derivatives department within the Investment Banking Division of the firm in London. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Alireza spent 11 years at Deutsche Bank in London specialising in advising companies in mergers and acquisitions and later serving as a Managing Director and head of the Strategic Equity Transactions Group for France and Benelux. In parallel to his career in investment banking, Alireza served as a Director of the Board of a number of companies including Keolis (Financière Keos), one of Europe’s leading public transport operators established in 15 countries with 60,000 employees. Alireza gained a civil engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He is fluent in English, French, Persian and Italian.