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Young Leadership Role At World Economic Forum For High-Ranking Citi PB Manager

Tom Burroughes Group Editor 12 March 2014

Young Leadership Role At World Economic Forum For High-Ranking Citi PB Manager

Ida Liu, managing director and head of the North America Asian Clients Group at Citi Private Bank in New York, has been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.

Ida Liu, who is managing director and head of the North America Asian Clients Group at Citi Private Bank in New York, has been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, the organisation renowned for its annual gathering of business, political and central bank leaders in Davos, Switzerland.

In her role at the US bank, she provides wealth management solutions and investment strategies to ultra high net worth individuals and families. She was previously global head of sales, marketing, public relations and business development for Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house.

Prior to that, she worked in investment banking with Merrill Lynch’s mergers and acquisitions, and technology, media and telecommunications investment banking groups in New York and Hong Kong. She started her career in mergers and acquisitions at BT Wolfensohn (now Deutsche Bank).

"We are extremely proud that one of our own extraordinary young leaders, Ida Liu, was selected to be a part of this prestigious group,” said Mark Mason, chief executive, Citi Private Bank. "Ida has been a standout banker and leader since joining Citi Private Bank in 2007,” he said.

Liu is the youngest member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council, an invitation-only group of approximately 100 top leaders globally. She also serves as a board member of Volunteers of America and as an advisor to Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle, where she has chaired the group’s annual fundraising lunch for the last two years.

For 2014, WEF has selected 214 YGLs from 66 countries, more than 50 per cent of which are women. The 2014 class represents East Asia (49), South Asia (17), Europe (46), Middle East and North Africa (18), sub-Saharan Africa (19), North America (49) and Latin America (17).

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