CEO, Citigroup Africa Division
“Naveed Riaz is CEO for Citigroup’s Africa Division and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is responsible for managing all of Citigroup’s business in the 15 presence Countries where it has a fully established banking franchise.” [READ MORE]
Naveed Riaz is currently the CEO for Citigroup’s Africa Division and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the CEO for Africa, Naveed is responsible for managing all of Citigroup’s business in the 15 presence Countries, (including the Maghreb and North Africa), where it has a fully established banking franchise, as well as, across another 23 Countries where business is conducted on a non-presence basis.
Immediately prior to his present assignment, Naveed was based in London as the Head of Citigroup’s Emerging Markets Commercial Banking business. Naveed was based in New York from 1999 to 2005 during which time he was the COO and Head of Strategic Planning for Citigroup’s Emerging Markets Group – followed by a stint as Citigroup’s Global Head of Trade and Structured Trade Finance. This was preceded by a four year stint as the CEO for Citibank’s business in the northern half of Latin America across 16 countries.
Naveed joined Citibank in 1979 as a Foreign Exchange and Money Market trader. Over the next 17 years, he completed diverse assignments in country management, corporate banking, treasury and trading, trade finance across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Amongst others, this included an assignment as the country manager for Nigeria, culminating in his first stint as the CEO responsible for Citibank’s business in Africa (including, North Africa) in 1995.
Naveed has been involved in business, community and educational organizations in all of the countries that he has worked in. Amongst others, he has served on a number of Business Advisory Boards and Banking Associations in various countries. He is currently a board member of the Acumen Fund, a US non-profit organisation, focused on promoting self sustaining economic development in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Naveed has an MBA from the University of Punjab.