Mitesh Popat is the CFO for Citi’s Global Equities Sales and Trading Franchise. For the past 200 years, Citi’s mission is to serve as a trusted partner to their clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Their core activities include safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of their clients.
Mitesh first joined the company in 2006 in Citi’s Treasury division. Throughout his career, he has successfully led and seamlessly transitioned through various functions within the CFO disciplines (FP&A, Capital Planning, Transformation), strategy, and operations, within diverse geographic and cultural settings (USA, UK, South Africa) and through various economic environments. His expertise is in facilitating strategic decision making for business growth and capital/expense resource optimization through dynamic budgeting and business drivers analytics at the group level as well as individual product and country level. He is also an angel investor in various startups based in the US, India and South Africa. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2006. Popat graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur with an undergraduate degree in engineering and from The Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in engineering.