Yiannis Zographakis

Non-Executive Director

Date of appointment: 24 September 2013

Nationality: Greek


Mr. Zographakis is a senior executive with a broad and diverse international experience in the banking industry.  He has worked with Citibank for over 20 years, in the United States, United Kingdom and Greece.  His line/business positions and divisional/corporate responsibilities have provided him with an extensive background in corporate governance, business restructuring, re-engineering, crisis management, separation of businesses, business strategy, profit & loss management, finance, product and segment management, operations & technology management, and dealing with various regulatory bodies and industry related organisations. 

He started his career in 1990 with Citibank in Greece as a management associate for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).  He then worked as the deputy treasurer and treasurer for the Citibank Consumer Bank in Greece, before moving to the United States in 1996 as the director of finance for Citibank CitiMortgage.  In 1997, he became the financial controller for Citibank’s consumer finance business in the United States and then he was the director of finance and acting chief financial officer for the consumer assets division.  From 1998 to 2004, he worked in the Student Loan Corporation, a Citigroup subsidiary and a New York Exchange traded company.  He started as the chief financial officer, became the chief operations officer and in 2001 he was named the chief executive officer. 

In 2005, he moved back to Europe as Citibank’s consumer lending head for EMEA and head of its UK Retail Bank.  Deciding to move closer to home in 2006, he took the position as Citibank’s Retail Bank head in Greece where he stayed until 2011, before moving back to Cyprus consulting on financial services when requested.

He has been a director for the SLC in the United States, a director for Tiresias (Greek Credit Bureau) and the secretary of the audit committee, a director and member of the audit committee for Diners Club Greece, the vice-chairman of the Citi Insurance Brokerage Board in Greece and the chairman of the Investments and Insurance Supervisory Committee in CitiBank Greece.  He has also served as non-executive director for the National Bank of Greece group during 2018-2019.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration (management) from Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Imperial College in London.

External Appointment(s):

Non-Executive Director A. Eternity Capital Management Ltd

Non-Executive Director Attica Bank

Committee membership(s):

Chairman of the Ethics, Conduct and Culture Committee

Member of the Technology Committee

Member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee

Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee