Accion Board of Directors Welcomes Shirish Apte

Cambridge, MA, November 5, 2018 – Global nonprofit Accion today announced the appointment of Shirish Apte to the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Shirish Apte to the Accion Board of Directors,” said Accion Board Chair Diana Taylor. “Shirish’s global experience in financial services, extensive regional expertise in Asia, and commitment to financial inclusion position him to make a valuable contribution to Accion’s efforts to build a financially inclusive world.”

Apte brings to the Accion Board more than 30 years of experience with Citigroup, most recently as the Chairman of Citi Asia Pacific Banking and the CEO of Citi Asia Pacific. He joined Citi in India and held various assignments across India, NY, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, including Regional Chief Risk Officer, CEEMEA; Head of Corporate Finance Investment Banking, CEEMEA; CEO, CEEMEA CIB; and co-CEO, EMEA. Prior to that, he was the Country Manager and Deputy President of Citibank Handlowy, Poland. Apte also served as a member of Citigroup’s Executive and Operating Committees.

Currently, Apte is involved on the Boards of several banks and organizations, including Citibank Handlowy; the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Integrated Hospitals and Healthcare; AIG Asia Pacific; Clifford Capital, Singapore; and Pierfront Mezzanine Capital. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Calcutta University and an MBA from the London Business School.


About Accion

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of — or poorly served by — the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at


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