WHOLESALE BANKING | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Citi appoints Gerry Keefe as corporate banking head for Asia Pacific

Citi announced the appointment of Gerry Keefe as Head of Corporate Banking Asia Pacific. In this newly created role, Gerry will assume responsibility for all Corporate Banking activities in the region including the Financial Institutions, Public Sector Group, and Global Subsidiaries Group franchises.

Gerry is currently Citi’s Japan Corporate Bank head and will move to Hong Kong during the second quarter to assume his new role. He will report to Mark Slaughter, Head of Asia Pacific Corporate and Investment Banking and Michael Roberts, Global Head of Corporate Banking.
Gerry joined Citi in 2006 from Dechert LLP where he was a partner in their structured finance practice. He became a Managing Director in 2009 and in 2010, named the Head of Banking and Origination for Citi’s Securitized Products business in the U.S. In 2014, Gerry was appointed to his current role as the Corporate Banking Head in Japan.

"Gerry’s appointment underlines the importance of Asia Pacific to our global Corporate Banking franchise. We look forward to his leadership as we build further on the strong relationships we have across the region with both Asian companies from corporates, financials and public sector clients and the Fortune 500 who we bank across the region,” said Mark Slaughter.

Citi in Asia Pacific has advised on over US$100 billion of mergers and acquisitions and helped raise over US$150 billion from capital markets for Asian clients in the last 12 months.

Citi’s Corporate Bank is a leading provider of financial services to top-tier multi-national clients across the world, serving the financial needs of the world's preeminent corporations, financial institutions and public sector clients.

The Corporate Bank provides the full array of corporate banking solutions, from cash management, foreign exchange, trade finance, custody, clearing and loans, to capital markets, derivatives, and structured products. Corporate bankers also partner with our investment bankers to deliver investment banking capabilities to our relationship clients.

This organizational model draws upon a deep understanding of industry trends and market knowledge, based on a local presence dating back 100 years in many of these markets. It also enables Citi to provide a steady stream of innovative cross border and local financial solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

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