London, Madrid - 24 May, 2010 – Citigroup announced today that its Global Transaction Services business has appointed Benoit Dethier as GTS Financial Institutions Coverage Head for Spain. Based in Madrid, Benoit will report into Dario Mesonero-Romanos, GTS Iberia Cluster Head and Patrizia Rizzo, Financial Institution Southern EU Cluster Head.

In his new role, Benoit will be responsible for managing Citi’s relationships with all Spanish banks, insurance companies and subsidiaries. Benoit joins Citi from J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services where he was a Sales Manager looking after triparty collateral management senior sales and relationships in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland as well as developing the Iberian business covering all of J.P Morgan Securities Services products.

Commenting on the news of his appointment Dirk Jones, Global Head of Financial Institutions, Client Sales Management, Citi, said, "Benoit’s arrival marks another milestone in the development of Citi’s sector focus. We remain committed to providing our clients with best in class services and feel that Benoit brings a wealth of experience and a deep network of relationships to our strong team in Spain."

Benoit holds a degree in Law from the University of Louvain and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.


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