Citi’s head of EMEA execution sales (electronic trading) has left the group after five and a half years, The TRADE understands.
Chris Jackson joined Citi in September 2009 from Merrill Lynch and held responsibility for all buy side sales for the bank’s trading and execution platform.
The news follows a restructure of Citi’s markets division at the end of 2014, which affected some 40 people across all asset classes.
Jackson’s responsibilities have been absorbed by Salvador Rodriguez who has stepped into an enlarged role, a colleague familiar with the situation said.
A spokeswoman for Citi declined to comment. Jackson was unreachable for comment at the time of writing.
Jackson has also played a major role in developing industry standards at FIX Trading Community. FIX announced Jackson’s appointment as co-chair of the EMEA regional committee in July 2008 while he was director of equity markets for Merrill Lynch.
At the time of his appointment to the FIX committee, he had worked with the then head of equity trading at JP Morgan Asset Management – Daemon Bear – who is now at State Street Global Markets.
Before his career at Citi, Jackson was responsible for the European sales of the electronic, portfolio and transition trading product at Merrill Lynch.
He worked at Merrill Lynch for 12 years, working both in New York and London in a variety of roles. He originally started his career at SBC Warburg.
Separately, Citi confirmed Ireti Samuel-Ogbu as TTS EMEA payments and receivables head in an internal memo last week.
Samuel-Ogbu has been with Citi for some 26 years, having previously worked in London, Nigeria and South Africa for the group. She was most recently the EMEA Transaction Services Leader for the public sector banking team in London.
In her new role, Samuel-Ogbu will report to Ebru Pakcan, the TTS global payments and receivables head.