RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Citi appoints Amit Dhawan as Asia Pacific SME business head

And Rodney Lee was named Asia Commercial Bank's digitization head.

Citi has announced two key appointments in its Commercial Bank in Asia Pacific to support clients and their growth strategies. In a new role for Citi, Amit Dhawan has been appointed Asia Pacific Small and Medium Sized Enterprises [SME] Business Head. He will be based out of Singapore and report to Ashish Bajaj, Head of Commercial Banking Asia Pacific.

In this new role, Amit will focus on further building a sustainable growth strategy for this large and key client segment that covers small and medium sized enterprises. Amit is currently the Head of Commercial Lending Management for the Commercial Bank in Asia.

Citi has also appointed Rodney Lee as the Asia Commercial Bank Digitization Head. In this new role, Rodney will focus on formulating and executing the Commercial Bank’s digitization strategy and implement a radically digitized and simplified client experience. Rodney is currently the Head of Sales Strategy & Client experience for the Commercial Bank in Singapore and will continue to be based in Singapore.

Citi Commercial Bank Asia banks the region’s leading SMEs and Mid-Market Enterprises, supporting them across areas such as Treasury and Trade Solutions, Markets products such as foreign exchange and hedging and Capital Markets. It is among the faster growing businesses for Citi in Asia.

“These appointments underline our commitment to further support our Commercial Banking clients. Many of our clients are growing fast and with Citi’s global network, we are best placed to help them meet their aspirations. We are confident we are supporting many of the champions of tomorrow from Asia who increasingly want a leading digital banking partner with a global footprint,” said Ashish Bajaj.

Citi was recently named the world’s best bank for digital banking, markets and transaction services in the Euromoney Magazine global awards.

To support clients further, Citi also recently hosted the Commercial Bank Client Advisory Council in Hong Kong on July 6th. Attending the meeting were CEO and Founder level business executives from 36 companies across 7 countries in Asia and representing a diverse industries.

“The council meeting brought together the best of Citi’s thought leadership and some powerful external speakers on key issues. I am confident this event will further cement our strong and growing relationships with clients and help support our own growth in the region,” said Ashish. 

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