Citadele Bank

Citadele Bank names Rūta Ežerskienė as Chair of Management Board and CEO

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Citadele Bank proudly announces the appointment of Rūta Ežerskienė as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Management Board, subject to Regulatory approval. Currently serving as a Member of Management Board and Chief Retail Officer, Rūta Ežerskienė’s elevation to the CEO role reflects her leadership and confirmed expertise in the financial sector.  

With a career marked by significant achievements in leadership positions within the finance and insurance industry, Rūta Ežerskienė is poised to steer Citadele Bank’s strategic direction and growth initiatives in the Baltic region. Her extensive experience in strategic planning, retail banking, and customer-centric solutions positions her as a perfect candidate to lead the bank into its next phase of development. 

In conjunction with Rūta Ežerskienė’s appointment, Citadele Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Yves Hocher as Senior Advisor to the Management Board. Jean Yves Hocher’s extensive professional international banking experience will complement Rūta Ežerskienė’s vision, further strengthening the bank’s leadership team. 

Rūta Ežerskienė succeeds Johan Åkerblom, who has played a pivotal role in driving Citadele Bank’s success in the Baltics. “We extend our gratitude to Johan Åkerblom. Under his leadership, Citadele Bank has achieved significant milestones and solidified its position as a trusted financial institution in the region.” 

As Citadele bank looks towards the future, the appointment of Rūta Ežerskienė underscores the bank’s commitment to maintaining strong leadership and delivering sustainable growth and value to its customers, shareholders, and communities in the Baltics. 

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