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Mr Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi

Mr Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Holdings, which comprises Citi's non-core assets. Prior to running Citi Holdings, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Transaction Services (CTS) since April 2009. Prior to being promoted to CEO of CTS, Francesco was the Global Head for Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), a major business division of Citi Transaction Services. He joined CTS in 2003 as the Region Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Francesco began his career with Citi in 1983 as a Management Associate in New York before moving to the Corporate Bank in 1984, as a Relationship Manager in Lima, Peru, where he later took on the role of Treasury Marketing Manager. In 1986, he was appointed Country Treasurer for Peru, before moving to London in 1987 to launch Citibank's Southern Europe Structured Finance business. In 1993, he was appointed Corporate Finance Head for Italy, based in Milan. Three years later, he returned to London as the Global Co-Head for Mergers and Acquisitions. In 1998, Francesco was appointed the Market Manager for Iberia responsible for the Corporate Bank and customer relationships in Spain and Portugal. He was also appointed the Country Corporate Officer of Citigroup for Spain, based in Madrid. In 2001, he was named Chairman and CEO of Citibank International plc and the European Customer Group Executive for Citigroup's Corporate Bank headquartered in London; two years later he was asked to join CTS.

Francesco is the Chairman of Citibank Holdings Ireland Ltd and Chair of Citibank Europe plc. He serves on the boards of the Citi Foundation, Mapfre America S.A., the Private Export Funding Corporation, and Business in the Community (BiTC), where he is the Chair of BiTC's International Leadership Team. In addition, Francesco serves on the International Advisory Board of IESE. He is the Vice Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a member of its Board of Governors, and a board member of Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Europe.

Francesco is a finance graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C., where he received the Stanley I. Posner Award as the graduating senior with the highest overall academic average. He obtained his M.B.A. in finance and international business from Columbia University in 1983.

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