Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Transaction Services (GTS), a publicly reported division of Citi
Prior to his current assignment, Francesco was the Global Head for Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS). He joined GTS in 2003 as the Region Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He joined Citibank in 1983 as a Management Associate in New York. In 1984, he moved to the Corporate Bank in Lima, Peru, as a Relationship Manager, and later took on the role of Treasury Marketing Manager. In 1986, he was appointed Country Treasurer for Peru.
In 1987, Francesco moved to London to launch Citibank's Southern Europe Structured Finance business. In 1993, he was appointed Corporate Finance Head for Italy, based in Milan. In 1996, 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.
Francesco graduated Magna Cum Laude from the American University in Washington DC with a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance. He received the Stanley I. Posner Award given to the graduating senior with the highest overall academic average. In 1983, he obtained an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Columbia University in New York City.
Francesco is the Chairman of Citibank Holdings Ireland Ltd and Vice-Chair of Citibank Europe plc. He serves on the boards of the Citigroup Foundation, Mapfre America S.A., Clearstream International, LCH.Clearnet, and Business in the Community. He is also a board member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a member of its Board of Governors, and is the Chairman of Junior Achievement - Young Enterprise Europe and co-Chair of BiTC International. He resides in New York City with his wife and their two daughters.