Smart beta investment manager Ossiam, affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has hired Antonio Celeste as Sales Director and Head of ESG Business Development.
Celeste was recently Institutional Relations Director, Europe and Middle East, for Sustainalytics, where he worked for seven years. He previously held business development roles with Vigeo (now Vigeo-Eiris) in ESG research and services, and Effiscience, a developer of artificial Intelligence-driven solutions. He began his career as a R&D automotive engineer with Fiat in Italy.
Celeste holds a Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin and an MBA in international finance from HEC Paris, France.
Bruno Poulin, CEO, Ossiam, says: “In hiring Antonio Celeste, we are reinforcing our team with a person deeply experienced in ESG. With his R&D engineering background, Antonio has strong quantitative abilities, making him an excellent hire for Ossiam as a leader in smart beta investment solutions. Hiring someone of his calibre is demonstration of the importance of ESG-based investment to the company.”
Antonio Celeste, Sales Director and Head of ESG Business Development, adds: “I am excited to join Ossiam, one of the original asset management smart beta innovators, to bring my experience and knowledge to their ESG business development strategy.”