Mr. Essa is a Managing Director at Citigroup Inc. where he is the Head of FX and Capital Markets group within the Treasury Investments office. He manages Treasury’s international investments portfolio and foreign exchange risk in over fifty countries. In addition, he executes Citi’s capital and funding plan in the market which includes issuance of debt and capital securities and stock buybacks. He is a member of Treasury Risk and Funding and Liquidity Committees, and the Board of one of Citi’s subsidiaries.
Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Essa has held various positions within Treasury, gaining extensive experience in managing risk in fixed income, derivatives and FX markets, and in asset-liability management. His expertise also includes management of a global bank treasury function under multiple complex regulatory, accounting and governance regimes.
Mr. Essa joined Citi in 1993 after receiving his MBA from Columbia University. He also holds a BSc in management from Indiana University.