Yusuf Ali Khan, previously head of trade for Sub-Saharan Africa at Citi, has moved to a new position as the bank’s trade head for the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey.

He moved from Johannesburg to Dubai last month to take up the role and replaces Faraz Haider.

Khan has been at the bank since 2000 and has held various roles in cities including Warsaw, Hong Kong and Sydney. In 2009, after spending seven years in London as part of the export and agency finance team responsible for product coverage for Mena and Pakistan, Khan moved to Johannesburg with the specific objective of building up export and agency finance for the bank’s African clients. In 2012 he took over the trade leadership role for Sub-Saharan Africa. Under his steer the business launched new product streams including commodities and supplier finance.

Khan tells GTR that his new remit will include driving the origination and execution of the trade business for Citi’s public and private sector clients, and will extend to: trade services, trade finance, commodity finance, supply chain finance and export and agency finance to address client financing requirements in the short and long-term space across the region. “I am very excited to be covering this region which has tremendous potential and opportunities across trade, as the region becomes a true hub for intermediating flows between Asia, India and the rest of the world.”

His successor in Sub-Saharan Africa will be announced shortly, GTR understands.