Citigroup treasurer takes RBS finance hot seat

Royal Bank of Scotland has named 49-year-old Citigroup treasurer Guy
Whittaker as the replacement for current finance director Fred Watt. Whittaker
begins work in February next year.

Whittaker is currently responsible for managing the balance sheet at
Citigroup, including its capital resources, funding strategy, capital markets
issuance, aggregate interest rate risk and liquidity.

Before taking up his current position in July 2000, Whittaker spent four
years as Global Head of Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading for Citigroup.

He has worked at the company since 1980, starting out as foreign exchange
trader in the London treasury before moving into a number of management
positions within the financial markets business at Citigroup. Whittaker is a
Cambridge graduate and holds an from the University of West Georgia.

Sir George Mathewson, who will be succeeded as RBS chairman by AstraZeneca
chief executive Sir Tom McKillop, said Whittaker was ‘an experienced senior
executive of the highest calibre’.

‘His breadth of international experience in financial services will be
invaluable to the board,’ Mathewson said.

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