Currently Citi Country Officer (CCO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Citibank Berhad, Sanjeev Nanavati brings with him a wealth of international leadership experience in banking and finance. His extensive knowledge in helming complex and mature businesses will prove to be beneficial towards AMCHAM’s mission in addressing American business needs in Malaysia’s multi-cultural business setting. On a more strategic platform, his cumulative experience in the banking and finance arena will further deepen AMCHAM’s stakeholders understanding of Malaysia’s investment climate and economy.
Sanjeev Nanavati’s involvement with AMCHAM started in October 2007 as a member of the Board of Governors. Since then, his role in AMCHAM has broadened as he was appointed to the role of Chairman for the Events and Programs Committee as well as the Co-Chairman for the Young Enterprise Program.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Citibank, he was Citi Malaysia’s Country Head for its Institutional Clients Group since 2005. Before moving to Malaysia, Sanjeev Nanavati was Managing Director and Global Head of Citigroup Depository Receipt Services based in New York and Hong Kong, responsible for all aspects of the ADR/GDR product offering globally. He joined the Citigroup Depository Receipt Services Management team in July 2001 and strategically repositioned the business, creating a differentiated value proposition for clients. Prior to joining Citigroup, he was the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for 6 years at one of the largest international banks in India and prior to that worked for 12 years with a major U.S. bank in M&A and Capital Markets, working in the United States and Hong Kong. His product experience extends across debt and equity capital markets; M&A and advisory; lending, cash management and trade; and more recently securities services. Sanjeev Nanavati holds an MBA Degree from Syracuse University in the United States.
Prior to his appointment, Datuk Tim sat on the Board of Governors’ Executive Committee of AMCHAM, of which he was also the President from 2002-2005. For his continuing advocacy of American-Malaysian relations through the Asian Financial Crisis, he was conferred the PJN title of “Datuk” by His Majesty, The King of Malaysia, in 2005.
Armed with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Denver, Datuk Tim began his career at Rockwell Automation, notching several top international postings over a decade including Country Manager of Malaysia, Southeast Asia Sales and Marketing Director and a two year stint leading the development of Rockwell Automation’s semiconductor business in Asia. In 2001 he joined regional consultancy Mercatela as Malaysia’s Manufacturing and Technology Partner and subsequently in 2003, Datuk Tim formed Myalo, an Internet solutions company forged from the Mercatela technology team.
Riding out the dot.com bust, Datuk Tim sold Myalo to New York based advertising group TBWA\TEQUILA in 2006 where he currently leads the day-to-day activities of the agency as its Executive Vice President.
Ms. Soong Fui Kiun (Fui K. Soong) has ended her tenure with the Chamber as Executive Director as of 30th June 2011. The Chamber and Board of Governors would like to thank Fui for her dedication and contribution to the Chamber and wish her the very best in her future undertakings.
The new line-up for AMCHAM leadership will strengthen the Chamber’s continuous mission in serving its membership to foster more effective collaboration between the public and private sectors throughout Malaysia, the ASEAN Region, the US and internationally.