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Press Release: Shahmir Khaliq appointed New Global Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions

Published: Jan 2021

18th January 2021 – Shahmir Khaliq is the Global Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions in Citi’s Institutional Clients Group and is responsible for managing Treasury and Trade Solutions globally. This multi-billion dollar business is one of the largest global businesses within Citi’s Institutional Clients Group encompassing integrated working capital solutions serving public sector clients, corporates and financial institutions.

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) helps enable clients succeed by providing an integrated suite of innovative and tailored cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations across the globe. Based on the foundation of the industry’s largest proprietary network with banking licenses in over 90 countries and globally integrated technology platforms, TTS continues to lead the way in offering a comprehensive range of digitally enabled treasury, trade and liquidity management solutions.

Shahmir joined Citibank in 1991 in Pakistan as a Management Associate in the Institutional Bank – he left the bank in 1993 to pursue his post graduate education in 1993 and rejoined Citi Pakistan (Banking) in 1995.

During his career at Citi, he has held leadership roles within Banking, Country Management (CCO), Markets & Securities Services, and Treasury services.

Previous to his appointment as the Global Head of TTS in 2021, he was Head of Operations and Technology for the Treasury and Trade Services (TTS) business. Prior to taking this role, Shahmir was the Global Head of Direct Custody & Clearing within Markets and Securities Services since 2017.

Previously, Shahmir led the North America Investor Services business, covering Prime Finance, Futures and the Securities Services franchise for four years (2014-2018). Post the financial crisis (2012-2013), he was the global business lead optimizing the ICG’s global client footprint. He has spent time in country and regional leadership roles – serving as Country (CCO) / Cluster Head for Citi’s Central European business based out of Prague / Bucharest from 2005 through 2012. Shahmir also ran the Energy and Metals Corporate Bank franchise for CEEMEA for almost three years (2003/2005) prior to taking on his CCO role.

Shahmir is a Senior Credit Officer (Business SCO Level 2) since 2004 for Citi – and has degrees in finance and economics from the London Business School (Msc) and London School of Economics in addition to an MBA from the University of Karachi.

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