Citi established its presence in Zambia in 1979 and currently operates two branches-in the capital, Lusaka, and in the Copperbelt province town of Ndola. Citi is a leading institutional bank providing banking services to multinationals, top-tier local corporate entities, government ministries and agencies, non-profit organizations, banks and non-bank financial institutions.
The bank offers a full range of value added products, including Trade Finance, Cash Management, Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Treasury and Derivatives products covering currencies and commodities. The bank leverages the skill base of the global Citibank organization in bringing solutions to corporate clients.
For more information on our products and services visit https://www.citibank.com.
Providing new products and innovative solutions since inception, we have contributed to the growth of our customers' businesses and that of the Zambian economy. These include:
At Citi, one of our most important strategic advantages is the remarkably wide range of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives that being in more than 100 countries brings to our work. Our global presence and geographical and cultural diversity provide our clients with a unique and powerful blend of global insight and local knowledge. Research and experience both confirm that when a company fully embraces diversity, the most talented people are not just attracted to joining the company, but are also much more motivated to stay. Maintaining a truly diverse environment has been proven to be a leading indicator of the quality of a risk culture in addition to be an effective way of connecting to an equally diverse client base.
Through Citi's Corporate Social Responsibility, a number of initiatives have been undertaken to better the communities in which we operate. As a further initiative to assist the unbanked market, Citi's partnership with FINCA Zambia dates back to 2002 and has directly empowered thousands of low-income business owners in many ways. FINCA is a leading international Microfinance Institution offering financial services and products to small scale businesses. Citi Foundation has provided a total of US $100,000 towards the Village Banking Project serving over 740,000 clients through 78,000+ Village Banks.
Citi has also supported the Junior Achievement (JA) Zambia Chapter financially and through mentoring since 2007. To date, Citi has provided grant support of over $200,000. Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA Worldwide) is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Citi sits on the JA Board.
Global Community Day (GCD) is celebrated annually with volunteering initiatives that alternate between supporting schools and orphanages and building houses for the less privileged. Citi celebrated its 11th Global Community Day in 2016. Through GCD activities, a total of over $100,000 has been spent on various community outreach programs.
For over 25 years, Citi has given annual scholarships to four students from two of the highest learning institutions in the Zambia-the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University. Human Capital development, both internally, as well as externally, is very important. Through mentoring, College Graduate internships, Management Associate Programs and programs focusing on diversity advancement for women, we concentrate on improving the quality of both our staff as well as potential new hires entering the market.
Visit the Citi Zambia website at http://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/countrypresence/zambia.html.
Learn about career opportunities at Citi: http://careers.citigroup.com/Careers/ .