CSI Announces Election of Citigroup’s Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr. to CSI Board Chairman

Washington, D.C. – The Coalition of Service Industries (CSI) announced today that Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr., Vice Chairman of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, has been elected Chairman of CSI’s Board of Directors. Di Piazza succeeds William J. Toppeta, former President, MetLife International, who now serves as Senior Advisor at the Promontory Financial Group in New York.

“I am honored and very excited to take on the Chairmanship of CSI. The global economic environment has struggled in the past few years and the improvement of free trade overall, especially in the services sectors, is critical to the recovery. Services dominate global trade and this is the right time to make the best use of new opportunities to secure liberalization on an international scale. The International Services Agreement being considered in Geneva, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the US-EU High-Level Working Group dialogue are especially rich opportunities for progress,” Di Piazza said.

Di Piazza has enjoyed a very distinguished business career. Prior to joining Citi as a Senior Banker serving institutional clients in May 2011, he served as global chief executive officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. He has served as a trustee and member of the executive committee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation as well as a trustee of the US Financial Accounting Foundation. He is past chairman of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, serves on the USA Foundation board of the World Economic Forum, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Clinic. He is the past global chairman of Junior Achievement Worldwide as well as The Conference Board and currently serves as a member of the executive committee of both the New York Inner City Scholarship Fund and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, among other notable activities.

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