By Andrei Skvarsky.
Renaissance Capital, one of Russia’s leading privately owned investment banks, has confirmed it has hired Robert Lamprecht, a former senior manager at Bank of America, as head of African sales.
Lamprecht will be based in Johannesburg, where one of RenCap’s three African offices are located. He will report to Florian Hellmich, Renaissance’s global head of equity distribution, and Clifford Sacks, the Moscow-based bank’s chief executive for Africa, RenCap said in a statement.
Lamprecht has spent half his 26-year investment banking career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held various senior positions in equities and equity distribution.
Before joining RenCap, he was head of the US bank’s South African sales in Johannesburg, having previously run its sales in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa from offices in London and New York.
RenCap’s recent hires also include Harry Stanford, a London-based director in equity sales trading, Ozlem Turgay, an equity salesman at the Istanbul office, and Ilya Lobanov, a director in the equity sales team in Moscow.
RenCap’s other African offices are situated in Lagos and Nairobi.