Our network in South Korea

Crédit Agricole CIB provides a wide range of products and advisory services to support clients to meet their financing needs, underpinning ESG in all its solutions. Through leveraging a global network, our teams offer extensive expertise in global markets, corporate banking, and real assets financing. We serve a clientele encompassing large local companies active in the main sectors of the Korean economy, multinational corporations, financial institutions and the public sector. 

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  • 1 location

  • 2 entities

  • 1974 first presence in South Korea

Financing and banking solutions

Crédit Agricole CIB’s teams support clients in their development in South Korea as well as in their growth strategy internationally. In South Korea, Crédit Agricole CIB has a strong track record in cross border advisory services, as well as in short and medium term financing in South Korean won (KRW) and other currencies.

The Bank has developed strong relationships with large Korean corporates, multinational corporations, government sponsored entities (GSE), and financial institutions including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, securities and asset managers. 

In South Korea, Crédit Agricole CIB is a major player in corporate and transaction banking, trade and export finance, loan syndication and real asset financing (project, shipping, aircraft financing). Crédit Agricole CIB has also entered into partnership agreement (MOU) with the Korean Export Credit Agencies, K-Sure and KEXIM.

In addition to financing services, Crédit Agricole CIB in South Korea is a leading fixed income house, active in foreign exchange, rates and derivatives products. Consistently ranked among the top leaders in debt capital markets, Crédit Agricole has been appointed Primary Dealer of Korean Treasury Bonds (KTB) and awarded FX Leading Bank by the Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance.  

With the ambition to protect the climate and foster sustainable development, Crédit Agricole CIB South Korea supports socially and environmentally responsible financings through a comprehensive advisory approach and innovative solutions. As a pioneer and leader in green and sustainable bonds, green loans and renewable finance, Crédit Agricole CIB assists clients in all stages of their energy transition and decarbonisation strategy, thanks to a dedicated regional team of sustainable investment banking experts.


The Crédit Agricole Group International Business Solutions Asia-Pacific team supports mid-cap corporate clients’ international operations in the region, through expert advisory services on the local environment and access to a wide spectrum of banking services and tailored financing solutions across markets and sectors. 

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History and organisation

Having served clients in South Korea for nearly a half-century, Crédit Agricole CIB’s history in the country dates back to 1974, as the first French bank and one of the pioneering foreign banks to open a full-fledged commercial banking branch. Since then, Crédit Agricole CIB has firmly established itself as a leading foreign bank in South Korea. In 2016, Crédit Agricole CIB expanded further its Korean franchise with the launch of its securities arm, Crédit Agricole Securities (Asia) Limited. 

Crédit Agricole CIB operates both its banking and securities entities from Seoul. The local set-up comprises the Coverage, Global Markets, International Trade & Transaction Banking, and Financing & Client Services business lines.

In South Korea, the Crédit Agricole Group also offers asset management services through NH Amundi, the joint venture between Amundi and the Nonghyup Financial Group (NHFG). 

“Present in South Korea since 1974, Crédit Agricole CIB is one of oldest foreign banks in the country. Through its banking and securities branches, our platform covers the financial needs of corporate and institutional clients, both Korean and international. Our Bank is particularly recognised for its cross-border capabilities – trade, investment and access to capital markets – and is also one of the market leaders in sustainable banking.”

Gérald Massenet

Senior Country Officer


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