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Citi Private Bank Makes Multiple Hires For EMEA

Editorial Staff, 24 January 2019

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The global asset manager has added three investment hires to boost growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa markets.

Citi Private Bank has added three senior investment hires to grow business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mickael Defarge joins as a senior investment counsellor focusing on the Northern European market. Prior to joining Citi, Defarge spent 11 years at UBS Wealth Management leading structured products and distribution for the French market. He started his career at Société Générale private banking in Luxembourg.  He will be based in London and report to Northern Europe investment head Jacopo Eydallin.

Sandrine Chaker joins the Middle East Northern Africa (MENA) investment team in Dubai as a senior investment counsellor covering the UAE market. Prior to joining Citi, Chaker was a senior investment advisor at Barclays Wealth Management in Geneva, and before that spent a decade at HSBC private bank in Geneva, London and Dubai, mostly advising on the MENA region. Chaker will report to Saudi and UAE investment head Alex Johnstone.

Maria Olmos joins the emerging market team as an investment counsellor. Olmos started her career at Citi with the Latin America division in Miami, and later joined the Corporate and Investment Bank as a business strategy analyst in London.  Based in London, Olmos will report to emerging markets investment head Richard Saunders.

The full-service private banking group has approximately $390 billion in global assets under management, serving clients across 130 countries.

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