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Citi appoints Pankaj Vaish as Head of Markets for S Asia

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2010 14:34 IST

Citigroup on Friday said that it has appointed Pankaj Vaish as its Head of Markets in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, with responsibilities for the fixed income, currencies, credit, commodities and equities businesses.

Vaish will report to Rodrigo Zorilla, Head of Global Markets at Citi Asia-Pacific and to Pramit Jhaveri, CEO at Citi India, a press release issued here said.

"We are delighted to have someone with Pankaj's experience and expertise join us as a very key member of our management team and to lead all of our Markets businesses in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka," Citi India's CEO, Pramit Jhaveri, said.

"I am confident that under Pankaj's leadership we will further build on the existing momentum," Citi Asia-Pacific's Head of Global Markets, Rodrigo Zorilla, said.

Vaish joins Citi from Nomura Securities where he was a Managing Director and Head of Equities. He has over 19-years of capital markets experience across product lines and possesses in-depth knowledge of hedge funds.

Prior to that, he has worked in Citi New York and his last designation was MD, Proprietary Trading. Earlier in his career with Citi, he was responsible for the North America equity derivatives trading and structuring, global commodity derivatives and fixed income derivatives trading activities.

He has a Master of Science in Management (Sloan School) as well as Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.