Stella Choe has been named as the head of Citi’s global subsidiaries group (GSG) for Asia-Pacific, reporting to Marc Merlino, global head of GSG based in New York, and Kaleem Rizvi, Asia-Pacific head of corporate banking.
Choe, who will join the GSG global executive committee and relocate to Singapore from Australia in due course, joined Citi in 2014 as head of the financial institutions group, corporate banking, Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining Citi, Choe spent six years at HSBC Hong Kong working in regional acquisition finance and funds coverage. Prior to HSBC, she headed the Europe, Middle East and Africa leveraged and acquisition finance syndication division at Morgan Stanley, structuring and distributing a variety of cross-border merger-and-acquisition-related financings, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and emerging market transactions. She started her career in New York originating high-yield transactions at JPMorgan.
In a note to GSG employees, Merlino and Rizvi stated that Choe brings a wealth of experience to the role.