Farhan joined ANZ as CEO of International Banking in August 2014 before being elevated to the position of Group Executive International, cementing the importance of Asia to the ANZ Group. Farhan leads a business representing customers across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America with a significant franchise growth opportunity. CEOs in these markets all report through to Farhan.
The International division is responsible for providing corporate clients with leading insights capable of transforming their businesses across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, particularly those that do business with ANZ’s home markets in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to heading up the bank’s Institutional business internationally, Farhan is also responsible for improving regional connectivity to improve multinational companies’ experience of banking with ANZ across all of its markets.
Until August 2014, Farhan was the Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for Asia Pacific, Citigroup. During his 23-year career with Citigroup, Farhan held senior management roles in franchise building, product and customer coverage across Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa, including Head of Global Loans & Leveraged Finance, Asia Pacific, and Corporate Banking Head, Central Europe.
With an impressive track record developing businesses, Farhan is an experienced international banker, product specialist and an accomplished people leader across multiple geographies.
Farhan has a Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.