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Citi Names Replacement for Departing Swiss Private Banking Head

Stephen Harris 10 April 2008

Citi Names Replacement for Departing Swiss Private Banking Head

Citi Private Bank has appointed Samir Raslan as the new general manager for Citibank (Switzerland), to replace Michael Demirel, who is leaving to become head of Commercial Operations at Barclays Wealth international private banking. Based in Geneva, Mr Raslan will assume this role in addition to his current responsibilities as Region Head for Global Wealth Management for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his regional role, he reports to Catherine Weir, chief executive officer of Citi's Global Wealth Management business in EMEA. As General Manager, he reports locally to the Board of Directors of Citibank (Switzerland). He will also work closely with Per Etholm, Citi’s Country Officer for Switzerland. Mr Raslan joined Citi Private Bank in 1998. He worked in Geneva previously as Global Market Manager for the Gulf region in 2003 and returned from Singapore last October to take up his current position. He has also been head of Investments for Citi Global Wealth Management, Asia Pacific and Middle East based in Singapore, region head, South East Asia for Citigroup Global Wealth Management, based in Singapore, Country Business Manager for Citi Private Bank Japan and head of Gulf region for Citi Private Bank, based in Geneva.

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