Marie Grace G. Pagdanganan

Managing Director
Singapore Investment Centre Head, Citi Private Bank
Citibank, N.A., Singapore Branch

IBF Fellow (2019)

Wealth Management

"Progress and innovation are constants in the wealth management industry. As practitioners, it is imperative to constantly learn, grow and improve in order to deliver the best to our clients while maintaining the highest standards of competence, professionalism and ethics."

Biography

​Margie Pagdanganan has responsibility for the Citi Private Bank Asia Pacific Singapore booking center. In this role, she provides assistance in executing business strategies, driving new initiatives and improving business processes for the Citi Private Bank in Singapore and works in partnership with the relevant groups within the Private Bank to meet regulatory requirements, enhance client experience, increase productivity and enhance controls.

Prior to her current role, she was the Chief Auditor for ASEAN and Singapore and had assurance responsibility for the various businesses and functional activities in Singapore and oversight for the Heads of Audits in the ASEAN countries. In addition to her ASEAN role, she was acting as the interim Co-Head for Internal Audit in Asia Pacific. She previously managed audit coverage for the Private Bank, Global Functions and Technology across Asia Pacific for a period of time.

Margie is an audit professional with approximately 25 years' experience. Prior to Citibank, Margie worked with SGV & Co (previously Arthur Andersen and now an Ernst & Young affiliate), as a financial and systems auditor handling banking, manufacturing and mining companies. She has been with Citigroup for 27 years and audited various businesses including Consumer, Cash, Trade, Treasury, Fiduciary, Securities, Insurance, Finance, Technology and Infrastructure Units. She was also the Collections Product Head in charge of both retail and business collection products in Global Transaction Services (GTS) Citi Philippines.

Margie has been conferred the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) 2019 Fellow Award in Wealth Management  She is an IBF Private Bank Industry Group member who participated in various ongoing industry standards upgrades and review of competency standards.  She is an expert panel member for the Ethics/Conducts/Rules and Regulation group in the CACS upgrade.  She has also been a member in the ABS industry group developing and contributing to the ABS outsourcing guidelines and providing training to third party vendors.  She participates and contributes in industry discussions regarding tax amnesty, regulatory changes and others.  She is a Women Leading Citi (WLC) alumni and is an active member and leader in the Women's Affinity group in Singapore and passionate mentor for several women leaders. She sits on the board of Cititrust Singapore Ltd.

Margie graduated from Saint Louis University Baguio, Philippines with a degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude). She completed the Wealth Management Institute Master Class in Wealth Management (IBF Level 2/3) in 2015. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Philippines), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She is married and has 3 children.