Citi new sponsor for Female Economist of theYear scholarship

Global bank Citi takes over as the main sponsor for the scholarship Female Economist of the Year. Spotify was the previous sponsor. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding female student at the Stockholm School of Economics.

The Female Economist of the Year was founded in 2001 by Swedish-American business woman Barbro Ehnbom, and is awarded annually. The aim is to promote future female leaders and to contribute to improved conditions for women in business.

“We are proud and delighted to welcome a female laureate to Citi on a scholarship. We look forward to providing insight into the world of banking and think we can provide a fantastic platform for an international career,” says Eirik Winter, Nordic Head of Investment Banking and Chairman Nordics for Citi and one of the two mentors for the laureate.

At Citi, the laureate will be offered a tailor-made position that provides insight in a broad variety of the bank’s businesses and operations. The scholarship will be divided between Stockholm and London and the laureate will be provided with two mentors, one female and one male.

“We are proud to present Citi as our new main sponsor. Citi will provide the laureate with a platform for an international career in a business where there is a strong demand and need for more women,” says Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.

The application period opens in September and this year’s laureate will be appointed at a ceremony at the Stockholm School of Economics in December.

For more information, please contact:
Anneli Sundström, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Citi, +46 70-250 35 91
anneli.sundstrom@citi.com
Katarina Hägg, Director External Relations, Stockholm Business School, +46 70 439 93 41
Katarina.hagg@hhs.se .

About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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Stockholm School of Economics
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is rated as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and is highly regarded internationally. SSE offers programs of the highest international standards, including bachelor, master, PhD, Executive Format MBA and executive education programs. The school also conducts world-class research. Our programs are developed in close cooperation with the research and business communities, which give our graduates great potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations. SSE is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of the main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the high quality SSE is known for. 

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Citi, the leading global bank, does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides corporations, governments, institutions and consumers with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi has been in the Nordic countries since the 1970s, with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki. Additional information may be found at http://www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://new.citi.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi.

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