Atiq Rehman

CEO – EMEA Emerging Markets, Citi


Atiq Rehman was appointed as Citi’s Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East in 2009. In 2013 his responsibilities were expanded to North Africa and in 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to moving to the Middle East, Atiq held several senior positions in the company mostly based out of London. These include: Head of Loan Syndications for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Co-Head of Capital Markets in EMEA; Global Head of Emerging Markets Debt Business; Global Co-Head of Loans and Leveraged Finance.

During his 35 year career at Citigroup, Atiq has worked on some of the most prominent transactions around the world, including ground breaking acquisition financings, several large and high profile corporate restructurings and infrastructure financing transactions both in the Developed and Emerging Markets. More recently he has led the initiative of Citi’s re-entry into Saudi Arabia.

Atiq in his current role is closely involved in managing several senior client and regulatory relationships and provides senior leadership in dealing with complex franchise, risk and business issues including involvement in large franchise defining transactions.

Atiq holds an MBA degree and is married with four children.