Ireti Samuel-Ogbu is the EMEA Head Payments & Receivables at Citigroup. Ireti has had a 31 year career at Citi working in 3 countries (Nigeria, UK & South Africa) performing 10 roles over a 31 year time span. As part of her current role, Ireti is responsible for the P&L, Product development and Solutions utilised by financial institutions, corporates and public sector customers. She has been the leading voice for the institution on open banking, following Citi’s announcement that it was the first corporate bank to enrol as a Payment Initiation Service Provider. Ireti is a champion for diversity initiatives having cofounded Citi’s Sapphire Leadership Programme for women in Africa and the Citi Momentum Programme in the UK.