International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has appointed Gilles Lindental of Louis Capital Markets as chairman of France and Monaco region.

Mr Lindental has over 25 years experience in credit markets and currently heads the group’s credit departments, which he launched, at Louis Capital Markets.

He was formerly at Aurel BGC – where he headed the credit department, and has held senior positions at Octofinance, IFF (Axa) and Patrice Wargny. He is also a member of the Cassiopeia working group on corporate bond platforms.

Mr Lindental will co-ordinate ICMA’s activities in France and Monaco in support of its members, focusing on strengthening relationships between members in the region, identifying the specific concerns and interests of French members and expanding membership in France.

Martin Scheck, CEO of ICMA, said: “Gilles brings a wealth of professional experience as well as energy and enthusiasm to the chairman’s role; he will be an immense asset to the association in developing services and support for our French members.”