Mr. Gazitua started his investment banking career in 1989 with Merrill Lynch & Co in New York, transferring to London in 1992 to work in the financial institutions group. In 1999, Mr. Gazitua joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette International (subsequently acquired by Credit Suisse) as a Senior Vice President in investment banking.
After leaving Credit Suisse, Mr. Gazitua joined Putnam Lovell as a Managing Director in 2003 and subsequently rejoined Merrill Lynch & Co. in 2004 as the Chief Operating Officer for the European operations of investment banking and capital markets (or Origination). In 2007, he assumed responsibilities for Origination for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa ("CEEMEA") and became the Chief Operating Officer for Global Origination.
From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Gazitua was Head of CEEMEA Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2016 to July 2017 he was Member of the Board of Directors of Walbrook Capital Markets Limited. From April 2013 to October 2017 he was a Chairman of the Board of Directors of one of the oldest banks in Latvia AS Expobank.
At present, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Web Financial Group, S.A., and serves on the boards of Civitas Partners Holdings Limited and Awad Capital Ltd.
Member of the Bank's Supervisory Board since April 13, 2012.