Citi has appointed Kaleem Rizvi as head of corporate banking for the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, he will be responsible for all corporate banking activities in the region across financial institutions, public sector, and global subsidiaries group franchises.
Rizvi’s appointment follows the departure of Gerry Keefe, who has taken a new role as global head of treasury and trade solutions for corporate and public sector sales. Rizvi began his career with Citi in Pakistan in 1996 with roles in investment banking, corporate banking and commercial banking.
He worked in Nigeria from 2004 to 2010 in a variety of roles and, in 2010, moved to Bangkok to manage corporate and investment banking for Thailand with oversight for Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and non-presence countries in Southeast Asia. Since 2015, he has been based in Bogota, Colombia, where he headed the bank’s corporate and investment banking division for the Andean, Central American and Caribbean region.
Christie Chang will also assume the new role of chairperson for corporate banking in Asia-Pacific, in addition to her current roles as head of banking, capital markets and advisory (BCMA) for Taiwan, and president of Citibank Taiwan. In this new role, Chang will provide senior regional leadership and targeted senior coverage for selected Asia-Pacific clients around the region.
Chang, who will continue to be based in Taipei, joined Citibank in 1989 as a management associate and has held a variety of senior roles in the Taiwan franchise over the course of her career, including playing an integral role in supporting Citi’s strong growth in Taiwan
“We look forward to this new leadership building further on the strong relationships we have across the region with corporates, financials and public sector clients, and the 95% of the Fortune 500 who bank across the region,” says Jan Metzger, head of BCMA for Asia-Pacific.