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Zain Zaidi

Managing Director, Head of CEEMEA Loans & Leveraged Finance

Zain Zaidi


Zain is a Director in the Loans and Acquisition Finance team at Citi and responsible for all syndicated loan financing in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. In addition to his regional coverage, Zain is also responsible for syndicated loan transactions for shipping clients within the broader EMEA region.

Zain has been with Citi for over 16 years between New York, London and Dubai and has provided debt origination, execution, structuring and advisory services to clients over this time related to loans, bonds, and securitization. His client list has spanned the full credit spectrum from sovereigns and strong investment grade names to high yield issuers.

During his time at Citi, Zain has had strong experience with transportation assets and infrastructure financing but has spent the last 7 years focused on corporate loans covering Sovereigns, GREs, Corporates and FIs from the Middle East.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2022

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2021

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 24 2020

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Saudi Arabia 2019

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2019