TRADE FINANCE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Citi Treasury and Trade appoints new APAC trade head

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions has appointed Kanika Thakur as Asia Pacific trade head, effective immediately, according to a press release. She succeeds Vishal Kapoor, who was named head of treasury and trade solutions for Citi Hong Kong earlier in 2020.

Based in Hong Kong, Kanika will be responsible for growth of Citi Trade’s business, development of trade financing solutions, and will have oversight over the business’ digitization priorities and progress.

She reports to Rajesh Mehta, head of Asia Pacific treasury and trade solutions, and Ebru Pakcan, global head of trade

Kanika joined Citi in 2001 as a management associate in India and has since worked in Singapore and Hong Kong. She has held several roles within trade, including sales and structuring, product management, and distribution.

Prior to her new role, Kanika was Asia Pacific head of trade finance.

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