Citi’s ASEAN Head to Depart

Michael Zink Retiring After 28 Years at Citi

The ASEAN head and Citigroup Country Officer for Singapore will be retiring from the organisation in May.

Michael Zink, whose career with the U.S. financial services group Citi has spanned 28 years, has decided to retire from his post and return to the United States, according to a report from news agency «Reuters».

«Now is the right time for him to return to the U.S., he will be with the firm till May, and a successor will be announced in due course,» said Francisco Aristeguieta the CEO of Citigroup Asia in a note to staff.

Expansive Asian Experience

Since joining Citi in 1988 Zink, has held a number of senior roles across Asia. He was appointed to the ASEAN head role in February 2012 and the role of Singapore CCO in mid-2010.

Earlier in his career he was president and Executive Director of Guangdong Development Bank. From 2004 to 2006, he was senior executive vice president and executive director of Citibank Korea, and also served as Indonesia CCO from 1999 to 2004.

Zink is currently co-chair of the Financial Services Committee and sits on the board of the US-ASEAN Business Council as well as AmCham Singapore’s Board of Governors. He also serves as a council member of The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS).

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