Citi names Ahmed Philippines country head

In a career with Citi spanning nearly four decades and numerous geographies, Aftab Ahmed prepares to become the US bank's country officer in the Philippines.
Aftab Ahmed
Aftab Ahmed

Citi has appointed veteran banker Aftab Ahmed country head for the Philippines, the US bank said in a release. He replaces Batara Sianturi, who has been named Indonesia country head.

Ahmed is in his fourth decade with Citi, having joined the US bank as an executive trainee after earning an MBA from Tulane University.

He is currently Citi’s country officer for Hungary and region head for the Balkan and Baltic Regions in Central and Eastern Europe. Before that he was country head in Egypt.

Ahmed will be responsible for Citi’s businesses across the bank's Philippines franchise, including oversight of the bank’s service centres, and will report to Michael Zink, Citi’s head of Asean and its country officer for Singapore.

In a career spanning almost four decades with Citi, Ahmed has held a number of senior country and regional roles, including consumer finance head for Asia Pacific and consumer cluster head for Pakistan, Middle East, and Egypt, the US bank said.

“As a 39-year veteran Citibanker, he has vast experience in banking around the world and will play a critical role in protecting and leading the Citi franchise in the Philippines," Zink said in a release.

Citi has been in the Philippines since 1902.

In his new role, Ahmed will oversee a growing hub of Citi service centres that provide voice and non-voice services to Citi affiliates, subsidiaries, and branches in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America regions.

Ahmed's Philippines appointment takes effect July 15 pending regulatory approval.

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