Speaker Profile

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Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi

Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi is the Chairman of Euroclear Holding and Euroclear SA/NV. Until May 2021, he was the Vice Chairman of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa based in London. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Holdings (2013-2018) and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Transaction Services (2009-2013) based in New York. Francesco’s 38-year career at Citi has taken him across Europe and the Americas where he has substantial experience leading businesses, committees and boards. His background spans a range of banking disciplines from corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions to cash management, trade finance, custody and securities services, institutional client management and geographical franchise management. Francesco is the former Chairman of Citibank Europe plc and was Chairman and CEO of Citibank International plc. He also served on the LCH Group Holding Board (2005-2011) and the Board of Mapfre International (2002-2017, and from 2022 till present) and Banco Nacional De Mexico SA. He is the Chair of the Board of Verti Spa. He is also on the International Advisory Board of IESE and Chair of the Advisory Council for The Kogod School of Business at American University. He was the Chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide until June 2021 and he is now a member of its Board of Governors, and the Executive Committee. He is a Trustee of The Felix Project, The Borne Foundation, the Voluntary Solidarity Fund (VSF), the Vatican Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP), United Way UK and United Way Worldwide. Francesco is a Finance graduate of the American University in Washington DC where he received the Stanley I.Posner Award as the graduating senior with the highest overall academic average. He has an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University (1983).