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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Citibank N.A. Kenya has been operating in Kenya since 1974 and has two branches in Nairobi and Mombasa, serving Corporate and Institutional clients. Citibank Kenya is the regional hub for the Citi East Africa cluster, which covers Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. It's the only solely corporate bank in Kenya. Businesses Citi Kenya is structured around ...
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    Director / EMEA Emerging Markets Region Head


    ICG Risk Analysis (IRAUs) deliver best-in-class credit risk analysis, monitoring and credit administration as a partner to ICG Risk and Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory’s (BCMA) shared commitment to ensuring the safety and soundness of wholesale lending across ICG.

    The Region Head for the Emerging Markets in EMEA (EM EMEA) sets the strategy for and is accountable for the execution of risk analysis in the EM EMEA markets including Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Middle-East, and Africa including through setting the direction for and leading the IRAU analyst teams in region, while establishing a strong relationship with Risk and Banking partners for covered portfolios.

    As a Region Head, this role reports directly to the Global Head of ICG Risk Analysis.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Accountability for ensuring risk analysis of applicable portfolio is consistent with industry leading practices and conforms to all internal credit procedures/policies, and all related regulatory expectations

    • Direct Management of Portfolio Managers in the Regional IRAUs

    • Continuous engagement with BCMA and Independent Risk senior stakeholders in the EM EMEA markets to so as to understand any concerns regarding execution of risk analysis and/or emerging risks which will need to be addressed by the team

    • Coordinate with the Global Head of Risk Analysis, the Head of IRAU Transformation & Core Operations, the IRAU Controls & Monitoring group, and the other IRAU Region Heads as appropriate to address and escalate emerging risk concerns and to share best practices

    • Ensure ongoing and timely feedback and coaching of IRAU Team Leaders and other site heads of other facilities in the region as applicable to sustain a strong credit culture and an unwavering commitment to excellence in analysis and execution

    • Partnership with regional and industry stakeholders in BCMA and Independent Risk in the design of credit assessment and monitoring standards for applicable portfolios

    • Attract, develop and retain top quality staff including as regards active engagement with regional on-campus recruiting efforts to ensure a robust pipeline of talent

    • Support Global Head of Risk Analysis and Head of IRAU Transformation & Core Operations on internal projects and initiatives

    • Support IRAU Voice of the Employee (VOE) initiatives

    • Travel (less than 10%)


    • Demonstrable financial services experience including 10+ years of credit experience in banking or credit risk management

    • Fully conversant in credit policy matters

    • Ability to work at senior levels and build constructive and effective relationships with peers

    • Ability to recognize emerging risks


    • Strategic orientation so as to ensure the IRAU continues to be positioned as a thoughtful and proactive partner to BCMA and Independent Risk Management on driving best practices in risk analysis to support safety and soundness in the EM EMEA markets

    • Senior Credit Officer initial is preferred

    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and exert influence with and without direct authority

    • Demonstrated success as a manager including a track record of building high performing teams

    • Advanced analytical skills, with the ability to identify root causes and trends and anticipate horizon issues

    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to audiences of varying levels of seniority

    • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills including experience with the internal ICG Templates and with financial modeling


    • BA/BSc or higher degree in Business (MBA), Finance or any other related subject

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Citi on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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