The Supervisory Board of AS “Citadele banka” has appointed Johan Akerblom as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO.
Johan Akerblom, who has more than 13 years of experience in financial sector, joined Citadele two years ago as Chief Financial Officer and has since successfully supported the Group’s strategic development and financial performance.
Mr. Akerblom was appointed as acting Chairman of the Management Board as of 2 March 2020. While acting as the interim Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, he successfully led the Bank during the state of emergency, maintaining the Bank’s financial stability and employee safety.
Johan Akerblom: “I am very excited to continue as the permanent Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, and look forward to continue working with customers and colleagues at the Bank. I appreciate the confidence from the Supervisory Board.”
The appointment is pending confirmation from the Financial and Capital Market Commission. Johan Akerblom does not hold any shares in AS “Citadele banka”.
About Citadele Bank
Citadele’s mission is to modernise the banking sector and offer more opportunities to clients and businesses throughout the Baltics; our aim is to become the Baltic banking champion.
Alongside traditional banking services, Citadele offers its clients a range of services based on next-generation financial technology, including, among other things, a modern mobile banking app, contactless and instant payments, modern client onboarding practices and technologically-enabled best-in-class customer service.
Citadele is the third largest bank in Latvia by number of clients. The Citadele Group is managed from Latvia. Its subsidiaries and branches operate in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Switzerland.