Citigroup co-President Manuel Medina-Mora has been telling colleagues that he is close to retiring as the Mexican unit he helped build fights fraud allegations, according to a person familiar with his thinking.
Bloomberg News reports that Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat, who described a fraud discovered in Mexico as 'appalling' on Tuesday, respects Medina-Mora and the business he developed, the person said.
Medina-Mora turns 65 in August, and his retirement at that age wouldn’t be a shock, the person said. The decision could be made in coming months, the person said.
Banamex, the Mexican division that has been held up as an example of profitable banking business at Citigroup, has suffered this year from fraud accusations, including one disclosed Tuesday.
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