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Vis Raghavan


VIS RAGHAVAN is a man clearly in demand. Shortly after being promoted as the sole head of JP Morgan’s mammoth global investment banking division, Raghavan was poached by rival Citigroup to head up its banking division. Raghavan will report to Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser and is expected to join this summer. In his new Citi role, Raghavan will both drive strategy and help with “key strategic initiatives”, explained Fraser in an official memo released in late February, just as the GG2 Power List was going to press. Fraser praised Raghavan as “the perfect partner” and “the right person to take over at this pivotal moment for our banking franchise”. Citigroup’s head of banking position had been one of the industry’s highest-profile vacancies, with intense speculation over who would take the helm. Based in London, Raghavan comes with over two decades of corporate finance experience.

A 23-year veteran at JPMorgan Chase, the largest investment bank globally, Raghavan was recently promoted to head of global investment banking at JPMorgan after serving as a co-head since 2020. He previously led investment and corporate banking in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Raghavan joined JPMorgan in 2000 and previously held senior roles in the lender’s debt and equity capital markets businesses, while running investment banking in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He was in the role of JPMorgan EMEA CEO for more than six years now. As CEO for EMEA, he worked with the Senior Country Officers and business heads across JPMorgan to ensure that clients can take full advantage of the firm’s local knowledge and global capabilities, across all businesses. Following a significant reshuffle at the banking giant in September last year, certain leadership positions were restructured. In addition to other changes, the bank also made several global heads for industry groups report to

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