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Up the ranks: James Mendes to join as chief people officer

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James Mendes, formerly  Citibank’s human resources managing director has been appointed chief people officer at joining its team later this year.

In the role, Mendes will be responsible for managing the Group human resources function and will design and implement culture and talent structures to support the company’s growth.

Based in Hong Kong, Mendes will serve as a member of the executive committee and will report to Group President Rob Jesudason.

“Attracting, developing and retaining the best people is critical to our continued success,” said Jesudason. “James has a proven history of leading human capital businesses and extensive experience supporting financial services and technology companies to implement human resources solutions across the globe. We look forward to him joining the team.”,  is the publisher of the EOSIO blockchain software protocol and seller of the EOS Token.

“’s innovation is laying the groundwork for mass adoption of scalable blockchain technologies. Our position as a global leader in blockchain software allows us to attract and develop the world’s best talent. I am excited to come on board and support the growth and development of the Group’s global operations,” Mendes said.

Over the course of his career, Mendes has worked in Europe, Asia and Africa, and has advised and partnered with several of the world’s top brands. Prior to Citibank, he was managing director, Asia, at Korn Ferry. He was also a member of the Capital Consulting global board of directors and served as managing director, Asia, for Alexander Mann Solutions.

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