Dinesh Sharma leads the consumer franchise for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) cluster based out of Dubai, UAE and has been in this role since Nov. 12, 2012. Prior to his current role, Dinesh was the Consumer Group Risk Director for EMEA from December 2006, responsible for managing credit and fraud risk, defining risk appetite, optimizing risk capital and executing asset risk strategy across all Consumer businesses in the region. Dinesh joined Citi in 1990 and over the last 25 years has worked across a range of functions and business units in Consumer. He started his career with Citi in India as Sales & Distribution Manager for Unsecured Lending and then moved to multiple roles within Citi India – Collections Manager, Relationship Manager for Business Lending & Securitization, Area Director for Mortgages, Business
Head – Unsecured Lending, and Managing Director for Citifinancial India. In May 2002, he moved to Italy as Consumer Risk Director, based in Milan. In October 2004, he became the Regional Risk Director for Citifinancial Europe, based in London. Dinesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Statistics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.