Citi has appointed Tibor Pandi as Citi country officer (CCO) for Singapore, effective February 1.
Pandi will have oversight of all businesses and operations in the country and will be responsible for driving overall franchise performance. He will report to Amol Gupte, head of South Asia and Asean for Citi.
A 22-year Citi veteran, Pandi is currently the CCO for Thailand, a position he has held since 2017. In that role, he has been responsible for driving the strategy and execution for the corporate bank, which resulted in meaningful business growth and value-added client solutions, Citi says.
Pandi joined Citi in 2001 as a senior relationship manager with Citibank Hungary and moved on to hold various leadership roles including CCO for Romania, CCO for the Romania & Bulgaria Cluster, as well as being the banking head for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
He graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and speaks English, Hungarian, German and Serbian.
As CCO, Tibor will be responsible for the in-country execution of the bank’s vision and strategy to be the preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs and a global leader in wealth management as well as drive the firm-wide transformation to give the bank the ability and scale to better compete in the digital world.
He will also be responsible for fostering successful client relationships at all levels of the organization and protecting and enhancing Citi’s reputation in the country, in addition to being the main regulatory representative for Citi in Singapore.
Citi has been in Singapore since 1902 and is a full-service bank, offering consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services. Citi Singapore also provides employment to around 8,500 people, making it one of the largest foreign banking employers in the country.
Globally, Singapore is a key hub for Citi. The country houses a number of the bank’s regional and global client coverage and product units, as well as home to many of its Asia and Asean leadership teams.
The city-state is also one of the four major wealth hubs globally alongside London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. The bank’s Changi site is where the Citi Innovation Lab and Citi Solutions Center (CSC) are located and houses the bank’s operations and technology function, which provides round-the-clock support for its businesses globally and across the region.