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Gabriel Torres

Gabriel joined Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group in 2007. Prior to joining Moody’s he worked as a sovereign and banking credit analyst at ABN Amro. He also has experience rating and structuring international securitizations. His current portfolio is composed of credits in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Argentina and Venezuela.He holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Policy from Columbia University, and previously he earned a B.A. in Political Science from the Catholic University of Argentina.

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Gabriel Torres Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Mauro Leos

Mauro has been with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group since 1996. He is currentlyAssociate Managing Director for the Americas responsible for sovereign ratings inLatin America, the Caribbean, US and Canada. Mauro is also responsible for ratings of multilateral banks in the region.

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Mauro Leos Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Samar Maziad

Dr. Samar Maziad is a Vice President and Senior Analyst at Moody’s Sovereign RiskGroup in New York. She is a lead credit risk analyst for a portfolio of Latin American sovereigns and multilateral development banks, including Brazil and others. Prior tojoining Moody’s, Dr. Maziad was a Senior Economist at the International MonetaryFund, where she covered a wide range of macroeconomic and financial stability issues in emerging markets including China and Latin America.

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Samar Maziad Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Renzo Merino

Renzo Merino is a Vice-President – Senior Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service. He joined Moody’s in 2011 and is a lead analyst for sovereign and supranational ratings in Latin America. His portfolio includes Colombia, Panama, Uruguay and The Bahamas. He is also the lead analyst for the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest. Renzo regularly publishes research on credit-relevant issues affecting the Latin American region. He also presents at external conferences and media engagements related to his portfolio and research. He graduated from New York University with an MA in Economics and also holds a BA in Economics, with a minor in Political Science, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Renzo Merino Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody’s Investors Service Bio

Jaime Reusche

Jaime Reusche is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s sovereign risk group. He has 11 years of industry experience. Mr. Reusche is responsible for analysis and ratings of Latin American sovereigns. He authors research on developments impacting sovereign credit quality, participates in sovereign rating committees, and is responsible for communicating sovereign risk group views in investor briefings and discussions with policymakers. Previously, he was lead analyst for a portfolio of Central and Eastern European sovereigns in the same group, before refocusing on Latin America.

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Jaime Reusche Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group Moody’s Investors Service Bio

Gene Fang

Gene Fang is an Associate Managing Director in the Sovereign and sub-sovereign Ratings Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, he manages the teams responsible for sovereign credit ratings in the Asia Pacific region and credit research on Chinese regional- and local governments.

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Gene Fang Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Christian de Guzman

Christian de Guzman is a Senior Vice President – Manager with Moody’s Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of sovereigns and multilateral development banks in Asia Pacific, including Japan, India and a number of Southeast Asian credits, while also managing the team responsible for sub-sovereign ratings in Asia ex-China.

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Christian de Guzman Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Nishad Majmudar

Nishad Majmudar is an Assistant Vice President and Analyst within Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, Nishad covers a portfolio of sovereign credits across Asia-Pacific and writes thematic research on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the region.

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Nishad Majmudar Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group and Credit Strategy & Research Moody's Investors Service Bio

Martin Petch

Martin Petch is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of sovereign credits in the Asia Pacific region – including China, Australia, Hong Kong - as well as credits in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Martin joined Moody’s in 2017, after working as the Manager of Economic Analysis and Research with BHP Billiton covering its key commodity markets, China, Japan and India, economies in the South East Asian region, and the major advanced economies.

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Martin Petch Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Anushka Shah

Anushka Shah is a Vice President with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, Anushka covers a number of countries in Asia Pacific, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Maldives and Mongolia.

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Anushka Shah Vice President – Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Dietmar Hornung

Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, leads the Sovereign Risk Group’s European team, covering the European countries and the European supranationals. Prior to his appointment as team leader, Dietmar was Moody’s lead analyst on a number of European sovereign credits, including Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Russia, EU, EFSF and ESM.

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Dietmar Hornung Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson manages the Sovereign Risk Group’s Middle East and Africa team producing ratings and research regarding sovereign and supranational creditworthiness in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East/North Africa. He is responsible for managing staff located in London, Frankfurt, Dubai and New York.

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Matt Robinson Associate Managing Director - Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Sarah Carlson

Sarah has been the lead analyst for most countries in the European Union, and is also a former lead analyst for the United States. She is currently the lead analyst for France and Italy, among other European countries. She is also one of the Sovereign Risk Group’s global spokespeople.

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Sarah Carlson Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Heiko Peters

Heiko Peters is a Vice President - Senior Analyst in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group, and is based in the Frankfurt office. He has Lead Analyst responsibilities for a number of European sovereigns and supra-nationals, producing ratings and research related to their creditworthiness. Heiko joined Moody’s from Deutsche Bank AG, where he was Senior Economist - Vice President in the European Economics Team of Deutsche Bank Research for more than five years.

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Heiko Peters Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Olivier Chemla

Olivier Chemla is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Frankfurt, he is the lead analyst for a portfolio of European sovereigns and multilateral institutions. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2018, Olivier served as Chief economist in the French business association for large companies (Afep) for six years.

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Olivier Chemla Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign/ Sub-Sovereign Moody's Investors Service Bio

Petter Bryman

Petter Bryman is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group, based in Frankfurt. He is the lead analyst for a number of European sovereigns, mainly in the Baltics and Central and Eastern Europe.

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Petter Bryman Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Evan Wohlmann

Evan is responsible for a portfolio of credits in Europe and the CIS that includes the United Kingdom, Russia and Ukraine; he has previously worked on European countries including Portugal, Hungary, Iceland and Israel. Evan joined Moody’s in 2015 after a varied career in the UK public and private sector.

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Evan Wohlmann Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Kathrin Muehlbronner

Kathrin joined Moody’s Investors Service in April 2010 as a member of the Sovereign Risk Group. She is the lead analyst for a number of European sovereigns including Turkey and Israel as well as several MDBs such as the IFC, EBRD and AIIB among others. She is also Moody’s global coordinator for all of Moody’s MDB ratings.

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Kathrin Muehlbronner Senior Vice President, Global MDB Lead, Sovereign & Sub Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Steffen Dyck

Steffen Dyck is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Frankfurt, he is the lead analyst for a portfolio of European sovereigns and multilateral institutions.

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Steffen Dyck Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Daniela Re Fraschini

Daniela Re Fraschini is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in London, she is the lead analyst for a number of sovereigns and supranational institutions in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. In her role, Daniela has also contributed to the development of Moody’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) Scores for sovereigns and MDBs and regularly engages with market participants and policymakers representing the firm’s credit views.

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Daniela Re Fraschini Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Lucie Villa

Lucie is the lead analyst for several Sub-Saharan African sovereigns and supranational issuers and is a senior member of Moody’s Africa Sovereign Ratings team. Prior to January 2015, she covered a variety of advanced and emerging market European sovereign credits, having joined the Sovereign Risk Group in early 2011 from Moody’s Sub-Sovereign Group.

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Lucie Villa Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Aurelien Mali

Aurélien Mali is currently Vice President Senior Credit Officer. He acts as the firm’s expert in Africa. His position is a combined lead analyst and analytical outreach/credit ambassador role. As a member of the Sovereign Risk Group since August 2002, he was involved in Moody’s sovereign ratings in Europe and the Middle East at the beginning of his career.

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Aurelien Mali Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Moody's Investors Service Bio

Alexander Perjéssy

Alexander Perjéssy is Vice President – Senior Analyst at the Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group.Based in Dubai, he has lead analyst responsibilities for a number of sovereigns in the Middle East, including most of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states and several regional multilateral institutions.

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Alexander Perjéssy Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Christian Fang

Christian Fang is an Assistant Vice President–Analyst with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, Christian serves as Lead Analyst for a portfolio of sovereigns in Asia Pacific and Eurasia, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Solomon Islands.

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Christian Fang Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

David Rogovic

David Rogovic is an Vice President - Senior Analyst in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group based in New York. David has lead and back-up analyst responsibilities for a number of sovereign and supranational credits in Africa as well as Latin

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David Rogovic Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Elisa Parisi-Capone

Elisa is Vice President – Senior Analyst at Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group in New York. She has lead and back-up analyst responsibilities for a number of North- and Sub-Saharan African sovereigns and supranationals. Her previous regional coverage also included sovereigns in Southeast Europe and in the CIS.

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Elisa Parisi-Capone Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Mickael Gondrand

Mickaël Gondrand is an Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group for Moody’s Investors Service, having joined in March 2016. Based in London, he covers a range of African and Middle East sovereigns, including Tunisia, Uganda and Iraq.

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Mickaël Gondrand Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio