Speaker Bios

Mathew Cestar

EMEA Co-Head of Global Credit Products, Co-Head of Global Leveraged Finance, Credit Suisse

Mathew J. Cestar is a Managing Director in the Global Markets division of Credit Suisse, based in London. He is Co-Head of Global Leveraged Finance Capital Markets as well as being Co-Head of Global Credit Products in EMEA which involves leading the Leveraged Finance and Investment Grade Capital Markets in EMEA. Mathew is a member of the Global Credit Products Operating Committee, the Global Credit Products Commitment Committee and the IBCM (Investment Banking and Capital Markets division) Operating Committee in EMEA as well as the Global Markets Leadership team.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Cestar was Co-Head of the Leveraged Finance and Sponsors Group within the Investment Banking Department. In 2008, he was appointed Head of Leveraged Finance Capital Markets in EMEA, having previously taken on the role of Head of High Yield Capital Markets in the region in 2004. Between 1996 and 2004, Mr. Cestar held high yield capital market positions at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in London and New York. He began his career in Mergers & Acquisitions at James D. Wolfensohn, Inc in New York.

Mr. Cestar received his B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude Honours.