Stephen Bird is Chief Executive Officer of Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, leading all Consumer and Commercial Banking businesses in 19 countries, including Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Credit Cards, Mortgages and Operations and Technology supporting the business. He is a member of the Citi Executive Management Team.
Previously, Mr. Bird was CEO of Asia Pacific, responsible for Citi's consumer and institutional businesses across 17 markets in the region. As CEO, he established Citi as Asia's leading bank, pioneered digital innovations and accelerated Citi's expansion in China. Under his leadership, Citi was named "Best Bank in Asia" by FinanceAsia for six consecutive years. Mr. Bird has held a number of leadership roles, including co-CEO of Citi Asia Pacific, Head of Consumer Banking in Asia Pacific, CEO of Credit Cards and Consumer Finance in Japan and Head of Operations & Technology for Latin America. Mr. Bird joined Citi in 1998 in Singapore as the Asia Pacific Head for Operations & Technology.
Prior to Citi, Mr. Bird held senior management positions in GE Capital and British Steel in the United Kingdom. At GE Capital, Mr. Bird launched its 6 Sigma program and established a client focus and continual improvement culture in GE Capital Fleet Services before becoming its Director of U.K. Operations. He is a recipient of GE's "Pinnacle Award" for pioneering work in establishing joint commercial ventures between GE Capital's different businesses serving the financial needs of the U.K. automotive sector.
Mr. Bird serves on the Board of Trustees of the U.S.-China Business Council and the International Advisory Board of the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is both a graduate and Honorary Fellow of University College Cardiff.