A senior partner at Shearman & Sterling, Rohan Weerasinghe will join Citigroup in June, as the bank’s top lawyer the Wall Street Journal reported.
Mr. Weerasinghe, who was educated at Harvard Law School, as well as the Harvard Business School, joined Shearman & Sterling in 1977 and has advised Citi and several other banks in his 35-year career, including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
He initially focused on mergers and acquisitions, but later switched his attention to capital markets, according to Weerasinghe’s firm bio.
Mr. Weerasinghe, 61, will replace Michael Helfer, who was General Counsel at Citi for nine years. Weerasinghe said he was “looking forward to this new professional challenge”.