In recognition of existing and growing synergies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets, Citi has recently created the MENA Division combining Citi’s franchises across the Region, in addition to Pakistan, under the leadership of Mr. Rehman is an experienced Citibanker with a career spanning twenty nine years at the bank. He has been heading the Middle East Division for Citi, based in the UAE, since 2010. Prior to that, he has held several positions out of London, including the Global Head of Citi’s Emerging Markets Debt Business.
Citi’s EMEA CEO Jim Cowles said, “Combining the management of our Middle East and North Africa franchises will position us to better support our clients in capturing the growth opportunities we see across the region. Atiq has extensive experience in these markets and his leadership will be instrumental in ensuring Citi’s continued success in MENA.”
Commenting on his expanded role, Atiq said, “We are delighted to align North Africa business with the Middle East Division. It brings together our business in the Arab world under one platform and positions us well for the future. I am very excited about this additional challenge.”
Citi has been present in MENA for more than fifty years. It currently offers Institutional Banking services across ten markets including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait as well as Pakistan.
Citi’s Institutional capabilities in the MENA Region include Corporate & Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Sales & Trading, Transactions Services, Equity Research, and Islamic Banking. Its Consumer Banking services cover UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain, while it maintains close relationships with high networth clients in the region through the Citi Private Bank.