Cyrus Ardalan is the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets Ltd. He is also Chairman of OakNorth Bank, as well as Chairman of the Financial Services Advisory Board of Alvarez and Marsal.
Previously, he was Vice Chairman of Barclays and head of EU and UK Public Policy and Government Relations as well as Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital, where he had a variety of roles, including head of Public Sector for Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA); head of Investment Banking for EEMEA; and head of Investment Banking for Continental Europe.
Mr. Ardalan joined Barclays Capital in 2000 from BNP Paribas, where he held a number of senior positions between 1990 and 2000 in London and New York, including Global Head of Bonds, Global Head of Fixed Income Marketing and Head of BNP Paribas Capital Markets’ activities in North and South America. Previously, Mr. Ardalan was a Managing Director at Chemical Bank and Division Chief of Treasury Operations at the World Bank in Washington.
Mr. Ardalan has previously served as Chairman of the Board of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and as a member of the board of the Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai's offshore banking facility).
Mr. Ardalan is a graduate of University College London and Balliol College University of Oxford.