Citigroup appoints new CEO for Saudi Arabia 

Wassim Al-Khatib joins City from National Commercial Bank 

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A view of the exterior of the Citibank corporate headquarters in New York, New York, U.S. May 20, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A view of the exterior of the Citibank corporate headquarters in New York, New York, U.S. May 20, 2015.

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Citigroup has appointed Wassim Al-Khatib as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for Citi Saudi Arabia (CSA), the bank announced on Tuesday. 

Al-Khatib will be responsible for the company’s regulated business in the kingdom, according to a statement.  

He will be reporting to Linos Lekkas, head of Citi’s corporate and investment banking for Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as Carmen Haddad, vice chairperson for Citi Middle East and country officer for CSA. 

Al-Khatib had worked for the National Commercial Bank (NCB) and NCB Capital for 15 years, recently serving as managing director and head of NCB Capital’s investment banking. 

“Wassim is a highly experienced banker with the right expertise to continue driving our strategy of serving our clients and contributing to the kingdom’s generational transformation,” said Haddad. 

Al-Khatib’s appointment is still subject to the approval by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA), the bank clarified. 

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria) 

Cleofe.maceda@refinitiv.com 

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