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January 22, 2019

Citi Private Bank makes trio of appointments to its EMEA investments team

By Jamie Crawley

Citi Private Bank has added three investment counsellors to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team.

The bank has hired Mickael Defarge to focus on the Northern European market, Sandrine Chaker for the Middle East Northern Africa team and Maria Olmos for the emerging market investment counselling team.

Citi’s head of EMEA investments, Laurence Stoppelman, said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Michael, Sandrine and Maria to our investments team in EMEA. We have a clear focus on continued growth across the region, and the combined experience that all three bring to the team will be instrumental in achieving this growth throughout 2019.”

Defarge joins Citi from 11 years at UBS Wealth Management, having started his career at Société Générale Private Banking, and will be based in London.

Chaker was most recently a senior investment advisor at Barclays Wealth Management in Geneva, focusing on advising Middle Eastern clients, having previously spent a decade at HSBC Private Banking in Geneva, London and Dubai. At Citi she will return to Dubai, covering the UAE market.

Olmos previously worked in Citi’s corporate and investment bank as a business strategy analyst in London. Her new role will keep her in the capital as a team investment counsellor for the emerging market team.

The announcement comes shortly after Citi hired David Bailin and Steven Weiting as its new chief investment officer and chief economist respectively.

Citi Private Bank is one of the leading global private banks, with approximately $390 billion assets under management.


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