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Vikram Subrahmanyam

MD, Asia Pacific CIO & Operations & Technology Head, Citi


Vikram Subrahmanyam was appointed the Asia Pacific Operations & Technology Head in August 2016. In this role, he is responsible for all of Citi's O&T functions across Asia Pacific including the Citi Service Centres, and is the Citi CIO for Asia Pacific.

Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Citicorp Services India Limited and the Head of Operations and Technology for South Asia, a role he moved into in August 2013. He was earlier the Head of Operations & Technology for Citi in Japan from June 2011 to August 2013, and he was the Head of Operations & Technology Head for Citi in Indonesia, from November 2008 to June 2011.

Vikram started his career with Citigroup in 1991 in Credit Card Operations in Chennai, India. Over the last 28 years, Vikram has held a number of roles in sales, customer service and product management, as well as operations and technology. In the O&T domain, he has worked across credit card operations, retail banking, cash management, trade services, custody and treasury operations, and capital markets operations.

Vikram has led a number of technology transformations during this time, ranging from the replacement of the corporate banking platform in India, through the retail banking platform in Indonesia, and the credit card platform in Japan. He was a key member of the Securities & Exchange Board of India STP committee which introduced electronic contract notes for the Indian equity markets, and was a member of the Reserve Bank of India Committee on Computer Audits for Banks, which issued a standardized checklist for banks' IS audits. He was also a committee member of the Technology & Operations forum of the Foreign Banks Association of Indonesia. He is presently a member of the Board of Advisors for the SMU School of Information Systems, Singapore

Vikram has a BSc in Physics from Loyola College, Madras, India, as well as an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Stirling, Scotland, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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