Mr. Lee R. Waite

Lee R. Waite Vice-Chair (Finance & Administration)

Mr. Lee R. Waite

IBA Japan Vice Chair (Finance & Administration)

Representative Director, President & CEO
Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
Representative in Japan, Branch Manager & CEO
Citibank, N.A., Tokyo Branch

Mr. Lee R. Waite is Citi Country Officer and Japan CEO, with overall responsibility for Citi’s business and operations in Japan. He serves as Representative Director, President & CEO of Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc. (broker-dealer), as Representative in Japan, Branch Manager & CEO of Citibank, N.A., Tokyo Branch (bank), and as President & CEO of Citigroup Japan Holdings G.K. (holding company). Prior to being named Citi Country Officer in August 2018, he served as Head of North America Markets and Securities Services as well as a member of the Markets and Securities Services Senior Executive team for Citi in NY.

Earlier in his Citi Career, Mr. Waite led the Direct Custody and Clearing (DCC) business and was responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the DCC global franchise which services both the Broker Dealer and Global Custodian community of clients in 63 markets globally. Before moving to transaction banking he was Global Chief Operating Officer for the Equities Division of Citi, accountable for the technology, middle-office and operations functions.

With over three decades of broad financial industry expertise gained in Retail, Fixed Income, Equities and transactional banking at both the national and international level, Mr. Waite has deep industry expertise in the trade and post trade industry. He is a leading securities services industry expert and seasoned public speaker on a broad range of topics on key industry trends.

Mr. Waite holds a degree in business administration from Towson State University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.