Citigroup Announces Relocation of Global Head of Depositary Receipts to Hong Kong
Hong Kong, September 6, 2004 – Citigroup announced today the relocation of Sanjeev Nanavati, Managing Director and Global Head of Citigroup Depositary Receipt Services from New York to Hong Kong. From his new base in Hong Kong, Mr. Nanavati will continue to oversee all aspects of the depositary receipts product offering globally.
"The Asia Pacific region continues to offer significant growth opportunities for Citigroup, and our DR business in particular," said Shayne Elliott, Managing Director and Head of Citigroup Global Transaction Services for Asia Pacific. "The relocation of Sanjeev Nanavati as head of our Global DR business to Hong Kong puts our senior management in close proximity to where a majority of our growth is concentrated."
"The DR market in Asia is driven by capital raising and changing capital market conditions and my presence in the Asian time zone allows us to be exceptionally responsive to client needs. Europe and Latin America are important franchise markets for Citigroup and our commitment to our clients in these markets remains unchanged," said Sanjeev Nanavati.
Mr. Nanavati joined Citigroup's Depositary Receipt Services Management team in July 2001 in New York, and has over twenty years of experience in debt and equity capital markets, M&A, and corporate banking. In addition, he has worked and lived in Asia for over eleven years.
Citigroup is the leading depositary by the measures that matter - liquidity. Citigroup acts as depositary for some of the most liquid ADR and GDR programs, as measured by US$ value of trading, including Nokia the world's most liquid ADR, TSMC Asia's most liquid ADR and Samsung Electronics, one of the world's most liquid GDR's.
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