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John Ahearn has joined Citigroup as managing director and global product head for Trade Services and Financial Institutions (FI) for Global Transaction Services (GTS) Trade. He reports directly to Naveed Riaz, global head of GTS Trade.

Ahearn will not only drive the development of the bank’s trade services product offering, but will also take responsibility for the global FI insourcing initiative.

Ahearn brings over 20 years of trade services and trade finance experience, covering both international and domestic clients. He joins from ABN Amro in Chicago where he headed the North American trade and financial institutions trade sales teams globally. Some of his recent successes were the Barclays and AIB insourcing deals for ABN.

Previous work experience was at Bank of New York where he was responsible for business development, trade finance, correspondent bank relations and foreign exchange trading. Ahearn has worked in various positions including sales, product management, operations and systems development. His professional career began at JP Morgan in trade product management.