Francesco is the Chief Executive Officer, Citi Holdings and a member of Citigroup’s Operating Committee. Prior to his current assignment, he began his career with Citi in 1983 as a Management Associate in New York before moving to the Corporate Bank in 1984, as a Relationship Manager in Lima, Peru, where he later took on the role of Treasury Marketing Manager.
In 1986, he was appointed Country Treasurer for Peru, before moving to London in 1987 to launch Citibank’s Southern Europe Structured Finance business. In 1993, he was appointed Corporate Finance Head for Italy, based in Milan. Three years later, he returned to London as the Global Co-Head for Mergers and Acquisitions.
In 1998, Francesco was appointed the Market Manager for Iberia responsible for the Corporate Bank and customer relationships in Spain and Portugal. He was also appointed the Country Corporate Officer of Citigroup for Spain, based in Madrid. In 2001, he was named Chairman and CEO of Citibank International plc and the European Customer Group Executive for Citigroup’s Corporate Bank headquartered in London. He joined Citi Transaction Services in 2003 as the Region Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa and was appointed Global Head for Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) in 2008. He became the CEO of Citi Transaction Services in April of 2009.
Francesco serves on the Boards of the Citi Foundation, PEFCO (Private Export Funding Corporation), Mapfre America S.A. as well as BITC where he is the Chair of the International Leadership Team. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a member of its Board of Governors, and a Board member of Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Europe.
Francesco is a Finance graduate of the American University in Washington DC where he received the Stanley I. Posner Award as the graduating senior with the highest overall academic average. He obtained his MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University in 1983.