Shirish Apte is Co-Chairman of Asia Pacific Banking. From 2009-2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of Citi Asia Pacific with direct responsibility for South Asia, including Australia, India and ASEAN countries.
Prior to that, Mr. Apte served as CEO of Citi's Central & Eastern European Region, which includes some of the fastest-growing emerging markets.
Previously, Mr. Apte was CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEEMEA), Citi Markets & Banking, and before that, he was Country Manager and Deputy President of Citibank Handlowy, Poland. Mr. Apte was instrumental in Citigroup acquiring Bank Handlowy, Poland in 2000 and led the merger of Bank Handlowy into Citigroup.
Mr. Apte has more than 28 years experience with Citi, starting as Relationship Manager with Citibank India. He held various assignments in Corporate Banking, Risk Management and Corporate Finance Investment Banking before becoming Markets & Banking Head in India. Mr. Apte moved to London in 1993 as one of the senior Risk Managers for the group before becoming Corporate Finance Head for CEEMEA, including India.
Mr. Apte is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and has an MBA from London Business School. He is Citi's Senior Statesman at the London Business School.