Nazareth A. Festekjian is a Managing Director in Citi’s Fixed Income Capital Markets Origination Group. He is Head of Global Liability Management and Co-Head of Global Structured Finance. Mr. Festekjian joined Salomon Brothers in 1992 and over the course of his career at Citi, he has led large sovereign liability management restructurings globally, including the debt restructurings of Ecuador, Uruguay, and Iraq. In this capacity, Mr. Festekjian has had extensive experience working with global banking regulators and multilateral organizations, including the IMF and the US Treasury. In addition, he has been very active in the creation of innovative financial instruments for financial institutions (US Trust Preferred Securities and bank hybrid capital securities). Mr. Festekjian is a graduate of the AGBU Hovagimian Manoogian School in Lebanon and holds an MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and BSEE from American University of Beirut.
Elected to the AGBU Central Board of Directors in 2006.