Friday May 29, 2020

New man in the Citi

In his first interview since becoming chief executive of Citibank Europe in Dublin’s docklands, Zdeněk Turek talks banking and Brexit

22nd January, 2017
Zdenek Turek, chief executive of Citibank Europe: ‘If Brexit is disorderly, everyone will suffer’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Zdeněk Turek has come a long way from guarding the Czechoslovakian border in the late 1980s. A snowy border post is a far cry from the corner office in Citibank’s docklands building, from which he runs a sprawling banking giant that spans 21 countries, employs almost 4,000 people, with more than €23.4 billion in assets.

When the USSR ceased to exist, Citibank was among the first big US banks which hungrily led the charge...

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