Citibank Treasury & Trade Solutions Head East Africa Jobs in Kenya

Citibank Treasury & Trade Solutions Head East Africa Jobs in Kenya

Position Objective

  • Sub Saharan Africa Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS SSA) team are looking for suitable candidate to fill the position of East Africa TTS Head.

  • This Product Performance Management Senior Specialist is a strategic professional who keeps abreast of developments regional and global in order to contribute effectively to the directional strategy of the franchise.


    Strategic Leadership and Direction

  • Develop and implement short and long-term strategy for TTS business in East Africa to achieve financial growth targets and business returns, ensuring expansion of market and client wallet share and a broadening of the product solutions in line with TTS global strategy, EMEA regional objectives and SSA cluster strategy.

  • Build a strong network internally and externally and effectively compete with traditional global and local banks and non-bank transactional service providers (including digitally enabled Fintech and non-bank payment aggregators) through superior client propositions and innovative solutions.

  • Develop a response to the increasing digitization and disruptive trends of the industry in East Africa, with special consideration to the innovation initiatives within Citi.

  • Partnership across product disciplines to ensure that the overall business strategy is well defined and articulated to all key stakeholder such as CCO’s, BCMA and TTS teams, operations and technology as well as second line and third line partners.

  • Manage transactional P&L through business drivers, and profitability ratios. Analyze vertical/product specific P&L’s to ensure goals are being met

  • Provide a low cost liability base for the business by leveraging our international strength and product capability.

  • Manage and grow the trade asset portfolio within the appropriate risk appetite and frameworks.

  • Provide structured solutions to mitigate some of the credit and cross border risks. Ensure return and risk hurdles are met.

  • In coordination with TTS regional and cluster teams and other Business and Product Heads ensure the deployment of optimal TTS products and services for client needs and business growth in East Africa.

  • Provide leadership to the local TTS and BCMA team in advancing relevance, advice, insights and solutions to the client-base and in execution of the client experience initiatives to drive the ‘Be the Best for our Clients’ vision.

  • Promote an inclusive and ethical culture, engaging employees in our strategy and the highest standards of conduct that underpin it.

  • Drive an effective talent strategy, ensuring appropriately skilled and experienced individuals are in place for critical roles, developing the next generation of leadership in product and functional roles, and making progress towards Citi’s gender representation and diversity goals. This position may mentor and coach team members towards building a bullet proof talent pool

  • As TTS Head, serve in the relevant management and governance committees such as the Management committees, ALCO, BRCC and local regulatory roles.

    Developmental value

  • An opportunity to grow into a senior role at the Sub-Sahara Africa level.

    Knowledge / Experience

  • 15+ years of work experience, of
    which a substantial portion in financial services industry, including 5+ years managerial experience, leading teams, preferrably across countries & functions

  • Deep transaction banking solutions product set knowledge and country management experience

  • Strong appreciation for technology and digitization, and the proven ability to lever those for transformative change

  • Work experience within emerging markets or Africa context advantageous

  • Clear ability to articulate and translate global/regional strategy.

  • Managing teams in a matrix organization.

  • Relationship/stakeholder management with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience in leading corporate governance frameworks


  • Exceptional speaking and written communication skills.

  • Strong listening skills and ability to influence key stakeholders.

  • Exhibits credibility, flexibility and authenticity when communicating with clients, employees, internal partners, regulators, media, and other key stakeholders.

  • Proven track record of developing and executing business growth strategies


  • Client-Facing and Relationship Management Skills

  • Builds strong and lasting relationships with clients and partners.

  • Navigates internal and external networks to drive value for clients and the Firm.

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of Citi’s core product range

  • Identifies cross-sell / multi-product solutions that optimize client experience and meet Citi’s RORC targets

  • Inspires and informs through all communications, written, verbal or virtual
    Leverages social media and digital solutions as appropriate

  • Generates new customer value propositions by identifying unmet customer needs
    Familiar with innovation strategies

    Risk, Finance and Controls

  • Familiar with Citi’s risk culture, risk and finance frameworks and their application at a legal entity, cluster and country level.

  • Sound understanding of credit, interest rate, liquidity, operational, reputation, strategic and compliance risk.

  • Sound understanding of capital allocation and the management of liquidity.

  • Promotes and embodies a culture of a strong control environment.

  • Demonstrates ability to generate, evaluate and execute optimisation strategies

    Governance and Culture

  • Familiar with Citi’s franchise governance framework.

  • Creates alignment between the global strategy and local execution, while balancing resources among front, middle and back offices.

  • Ensures timely issue escalation.

  • Strengthens relationships with external stakeholders, including regulators.

  • Understands the importance of local corporate governance requirements with the legal entity boards and management, where applicable, and with outside directors.

  • Demonstrates inclusive leadership and commitment to diversity

  • Is able to articulate the organisational culture and adapt it to the local context

  • Holds self and others accountable to working in a manner that is team oriented, collaborative and responsible


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, further education and/or Masters degree preferred;

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