Board of Directors

Lee R Waite


Lee R Waite

Lee Waite is Managing Director and Head of North America Markets and Securities Services as well as a member of the Markets and Securities Services Senior Executive team at Citi.

 Prior to his current role, Waite led the Direct Custody and Clearing (DCC) business, with responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of the DCC global franchise, which services both the Broker Dealer and Global Custodian community of clients in 63 markets globally. Previously, he led the acquisition and global integration of the purchase of BISYS - a global fund administration firm.  Before moving to transaction banking, Waite was Global Chief Operating Officer for the Equities Division of Citi, accountable for the technology, middle-office and operations functions. 

With over three decades of broad financial industry expertise gained in Retail, Fixed Income, Equities and transactional banking at both the national and international level, Waite has deep industry expertise in the trade and post-trade industry.  He is a leading securities services industry expert and seasoned public speaker on a broad range of topics on key industry trends.  He is currently Vice Chairman of the International Securities Services Association (ISSA).  He holds a degree in business administration from Towson State University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.