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Press release: Citi appoints Asia Pacific Head in Treasury and Trade Solutions

Published: Oct 2022

21st October 2022 – We are pleased to announce that Kanika Thakur has been appointed Head of Corporate, Commercial and Public Sector Sales for Treasury and Trade Solutions in Asia Pacific. In this role, Kanika will be responsible for leading our TTS client growth strategy for these client segments in Asia (and globally for Asian Corporates), powering new client acquisition and revenue generation while delivering an exceptional client experience.

In partnership with the TTS Product, Corporate Banking, Citi Commercial Bank and Markets organizations, the role is responsible for driving cross-product client solutions including integrated cash management, working capital and trade finance solutions. Kanika will report to Steve Elms and Rajesh Mehta.

Most recently, Kanika was Head of Trade for Asia Pacific, responsible for leading the continued growth of the business, delivering innovative working capital solutions to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our clients, focusing on digitizing the business and maintaining a pristine risk and control environment.

Prior to that role, Kanika headed the Trade Finance Pillar for Asia Pacific. A career Citibanker, Kanika joined Citi in 2001 as a Management Associate in India. She has held roles across the spectrum of Trade including Sales and Structuring, Product Management and Distribution in India, Singapore and Hong Kong. In her most recent role as Head of Trade for Asia Pacific, Kanika has achieved significant growth across both traditional and structured trade. She has been instrumental in the launch and commercialization of Sales Finance capabilities, making our working capital solution set for clients more comprehensive.

Kanika’s deep knowledge of the trade business and strong track record in innovation, building teams and relationships makes her an ideal candidate to lead the business. We look forward to leveraging her extensive experience and proven performance to lead the Asia sales organization to the next level.

Kanika holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Calcutta.

Please join us in congratulating Kanika and wishing her success in this new role.

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