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Rashmi Ghai

Rashmi Ghai

Global Head of Commercial Bank Sustainability and ESG, Citi

Rashmi is Global Head of Citi Commercial Bank Sustainability and ESG, where she is responsible for driving growth in Citi’s Commercial Bank by catalysing sustainable financing and advisory to existing clients and support new sustainable economy clients, the enablers for a transition to sustainable and low carbon economy.

Prior to this role, Rashmi was in Banking, Capital Market and Advisory division of the bank responsible for managing Citi’s EMEA balance sheet and lead the client coverage effort for the EMEA Sponsor (Private Equity) owned and Leverage Finance clients, onboarding 50+ clients for the franchise.

Rashmi has also previously worked in the Citi’s Investment Banking division in New York and London for 7 years. In these roles she worked on 40+ transactions including financing/re-financing, buy and sell side advisory and capital markets assignments across Industries.

Rashmi is a business sponsor of the Citi’s Asian, Black and Multicultural Heritage Inclusion network in the UK, and had acted as a Co-chair for 5+ years. The Networks focuses on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic development and inclusion with 1200+ active membership in London. She leads efforts on the award-winning Mentoring programme including reverse mentoring, Business Skills Workshops, Community outreach programmes as well as the Inspire and Lead sessions.

In 2020, Rashmi was shortlisted with a featuring interview for the Women in Banking and Finance Future Leader Award. She has also been recognized as an EMPower Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leader Role Model (Sponsored by Financial Times & Yahoo Finance) for three years consecutively and been featured in ‘High & Mighty’ power list of India Gazette London, showcasing influential people in the India-UK corridor.

Rashmi holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics (magna cum laude) from Rutgers University and has completed her executive education at Columbia Business School. Outside work, Rashmi enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, and loves running, swimming and the outdoors.