Citigroup has announced the promotion of Jeremy Amias as head of fixed income for Asia Pacific. He fills a role recently vacated by Steve Roberts, who left earlier this year to run Citigroup in his native Australia.

Amias has been in Asia for less than a year, having initially been sent out to oversee the integration of Citibank and Salomon Smith Barney's sales teams in the region. He came to this role as head of international fixed income sales in London, where he oversaw Europe, the Middle East, Africa and latterly Asia as well.

In his new position, he will continue to be based in Hong Kong and oversee all components of the global fixed income business in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. He will report to Stephen Long, who heads Asian corporate and investment banking from Hong Kong and Tom Maheras, the bank's global head of fixed income based in New York.

In an internal announcement, Long and Maheras commented that Amias's, "extensive experience in sales management makes him well suited to the task at hand in Asia Pacific, where the growth of our distribution busines is a strategic priority."