About Citi Commercial Bank South Korea

Citi was the first foreign bank to establish a presence in Korea in 1967. Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) covers clients primarily from Seoul, South Korea's capital city, and Busan, the world's fifth busiest seaport. CCB Korea offers a combination of local knowledge and global expertise to provide businesses with unmatched products, services and resources.

CCB Korea has offices in China, India, Czech Republic, Russia and the US. Citi's global network allows leading Korean companies to work closely with local teams in over 100 countries. Seamless coverage across world markets enables CCB to deliver customized solutions to Korean clients.

CCB Korea has been recognized as a leading global bank in South Korea and was awarded Best Foreign Commercial Bank in Korea (Finance Asia, 2014).


Ki-Sook Yoo

CCB Korea Country Business Head

Ki-Sook Yoo heads the Commercial Bank (CCB) of Citibank Korea, servicing emerging and mid-sized companies with $10MM-$1 Billion in annual sales revenue. CCB provides companies across South Korea with a full suite of banking services, including loans, cash management, trade, and foreign exchange solutions.

Ki-Sook has twenty years of experience in the industry. Prior to her current role, Ki-Sook was the Chief Risk Officer of Citibank Korea since April 2018 and has supervised franchise-wide risk matters, including market and operational risks as well as the overall corporate & consumer risk portfolios. She made significant contributions to Citibank Korea, leveraging her extensive experience and expertise in the area of risk management.

Ki-Sook initially joined Citi as an Management Associate in 2002 and was appointed as a Fast Track Associate to work in Export Agency Finance HK. She rejoined Citi in July 2010 as the Head of the Institutional Client Group (ICG) Credit Risk Management of Citibank Korea where she was in charge of overseeing Citibank Korea’s ICG portfolio and mapping out business strategy

Ki-Sook’s experience at other international banks in Korea includes heading a Trade Credit Risk Management & Financial Institution Risk Department and as a country risk officer, specializing in derivatives products and structured financing.

Ki-Sook received a Bachelor’s degree in 1995 and Master’s degree in Finance from Seoul National University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She also holds a CFA charter.

"Leveraging our unparelled strength as a Korean franchise of a prestigious global bank, we primarily focus on the areas of cross border cash management, trade, and FX where we can benefit our clients with our expertise.”

- Ki-Sook Yoo