Citigroup Hires Former BOJ Official Aiba as Economist in Japan

Citigroup Inc. hired Katsuhiko Aiba, a former Bank of Japan official, as an economist in the country.

Aiba, who spent eight years at the central bank as an economist, started working at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc. on Monday, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. Mika Nemoto, a Tokyo-based spokeswoman, confirmed the contents of the document.

Aiba has worked at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Bonn. Citigroup also this month hired Yusuke Asai, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., as its head of investment banking and deputy president in Japan.

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