Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, said Tuesday it has hired Thomas Piquemal, the former finance chief of French power supplier EDF, as head of its global mergers and acquisitions department.
Piquemal, 47, "will join the bank effective May 17," Deutsche Bank said in a statement.
He is to be based in Paris and also head Deutsche Bank's corporate and investment banking activities in France.
Piquemal said he was "delighted" to join Deutsche Bank.
He quit EDF in March following an internal disagreement over whether to push ahead with the Hinkley Point nuclear reactor project in Britain.
Prior to his role at EDF from February 2010 to March 2016, Piquemal was group chief financial officer at Veolia Environment from 2009 to 2010.