The man who brings the Savile Row to Citigroup in Asia, Sunil Sreenivasan is to move in April into a top job with the bank in Poland.
Currently, the country head for Singapore, and prior to that for Malaysia, Sreenivasan is a motivational character with a passion for the business as well as the good things in life. Known as a cigar afficionado - indeed he refers to cigars as his "little brown babies" - he is also an accomplished classical guitarist.
He is to take on a senior role in Poland as chief country officer and head of corporate and investment banking. Poland is one of Citi's big growth areas, especially since 2001 when the bank took a controlling stake in the country's premier local institution, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie. Bank Handlowy has more than 18,000 corporate customers, and 700,000 retail customers. Poland, moreover, is the economic dynamo of Central Europe.
His move to Europe will cap a long stint in Asia, and bring him closer to his favoured Summer holidaying island, Capri and to his probable tailor, Anderson & Sheppard of 30 Savile Row. The only downside may be uprooting his formidable CD collection, which occupies a whole room of his house in Singapore.
Citi has yet to announce his replacement in Singapore, although regional boss, Steve Long will probably announce it on a forthcoming trip to the Lion City.