Alberto J. Verme ’84
Chairman, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Dubai and London
Alberto J. Verme is co-chief executive officer for Citicorp’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and a member of Citi’s senior leadership committee. He is also a member of the Institutional Clients Group management committee and Investment Banking operating committee. In 2008, Mr. Verme relocated to Dubai to focus on the Middle East as a strategic imperative for Citi clients around the world.
Citi is a leading global financial services company and has a presence in more than 100 countries. The Citi brand is the most recognized in the financial services industry. Citi is known around the world for market leadership, global product excellence, outstanding talent, strong regional and product franchises, and commitment to providing the highest-quality service to its clients.
Since Mr. Verme’s appointment to his current position in March 2004, Citi has attained investment banking leadership across key regions, products, and sectors.
Prior to his appointment to his current position, Mr. Verme was head of global energy, power, and chemicals investment banking from 2001.
Mr. Verme joined Salomon Brothers in 1994 and worked as head and later chairman of Citi’s Latin America investment banking group through May 2001. During that time, he built the leading Latin America banking team, recognized with the IFR 2000 Latin America Bank of the Year award. Mr. Verme’s experience in Latin America has since been expanded into a truly global expertise, with client and transaction experience spanning every continent.
Prior to 1994, he worked for Metallgesellschaft AG as president of MG Global Capital in London. From 1983 to 1992, he worked for the First Boston Corporation, where he served as director and head of Spain (1990–92) and cohead of emerging markets (1988–90). A Peruvian national, Mr. Verme received a BA in economics from Denison University in 1979 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1984. He began his career at the World Bank in 1979.
He is a member of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of London advisory council.