To provide sustainable growth and to strengthen commercial and corporate capabilities of Citadele banka’s Estonian branch, Hans Pajoma has been appointed as Head of Estonian Branch as of beginning of May 2021, subject to regulator’s approval.
With 19 years of experience in banking sector, Hans Pajoma has spent the previous four years as Member of the Board and Head of Corporate banking at Coop Pank. Prior to that, Mr. Pajoma worked for DNB Bank ASA as Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking Baltics and CEO of AS DNB Pank. Kaspar Kalvet, acting Head of Estonian Branch, starting from May will continue focusing on the European Central Bank onboarding.
“Citadele has a very good and competitive offering on the market for both, corporate customers and private individuals leading to strong positions in Latvian and Lithuanian banking sector. I believe that with new strategy and approach we can also expand the banks presence in Estonia and become active and competitive alternative for other banks in Estonian market. We want to be recognised as professional banking partner with superior service quality,” says Hans Pajoma.
“We are excited to have experienced industry professional joining Citadele in Estonia which will help our ambition to become a Baltic banking champion and expand our footprint in Estonia. Hans’ previous achievements and banking expertise will put Citadele on Estonian customer`s agenda and will challenge other market participants,” adds Johan Åkerblom, Chairman of the Management board at Citadele.
About Citadele Bank
Citadele’s mission is to modernise the banking sector and offer more opportunities to clients and businesses throughout the Baltics.
Alongside classic banking services, Citadele offers its clients a range of services based on next-generation financial technology, including its modern app, contactless payments and instant payments, and finally, being the first in the Baltics to introduce opening an account with a selfie, payment rings and payments to mobile numbers.
Citadele is the second largest bank in Latvia by assets. The Citadele group is managed from Latvia. Its subsidiaries and branches operate in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.