Managing Director and Global Private Banker
Citi Private Bank
Denise Yi is a managing director and global private banker at Citi Private Bank. She leverages Citi’s global presence and platform to providing strategic advice and tailored solutions to both domestic and international ultra-high net worth families, family offices, foundations, and endowments on how to preserve, grow and transition their wealth.
“Diversity is our strength” is a mantra that Yi firmly believes in and actively champions at Citi. She is a culture carrier and passionate about DE&I and has been a thought leader in the company to advance the DE&I initiatives in several impactful leadership roles.
Currently, Yi serves as the co-chair of Citi Private Bank North America’s Diversity Operating Committee (DOC), an employee resource group with over 300+ active members within Citi Private Bank across six affinity groups and four talent and professional development groups across North America. Yi lives the ethos that unique individuals, collaborative teams, and inclusive leaders have far-reaching impact and are the engines of new ideas.
Yi has led the team through a challenging two years – with the pandemic and social justice and racial equity issues increasingly uncovered. Throughout it all, Yi has been laser focused on providing a community where employees can come together to build awareness, educate, and advocate for the wellbeing of our employees and foster an inclusive culture. Resilience and adaptability were the resounding theme of 2021 and Yi’s leadership was critical in leading the DOC and helped foster the family culture of Citi Private Bank and supporting each other as the team navigated the changing landscape together.