Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat is scheduled to meet with Taoiseach Enda Kenny next week, as finance executives and politicians continue to grapple with the fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Mr Corbat is due to meet Mr Kenny when he is in Dublin to attend a Citigroup board meeting in the city.
Bloomberg reports his meeting with the Taoiseach is part of Citigroup’s regular engagement with governments in countries where the bank operates, according to the person who asked not to be identified as the information is not yet public.
Citigroup employs about 2,500 people in Dublin, and has offices in Belfast in Northern Ireland.
In an internal memo in June, the company said it employs more than 9,000 people in the UK, out of about 22,000 in the EU, and said it may “rebalance” operations across the region if the UK opted to exit.
Brexit is among the topics likely to be discussed at the meeting, according to a second person familiar with the agenda.
While the Citigroup board meeting was planned several months before the referendum, it will take place against a backdrop of growing concern that the UK’s departure from the European Union will make it harder to sell financial services from London.
Dublin is among cities seeking to woo financial firms based in the UK that want to retain so-called
A Citigroup spokeswoman declined to comment. A spokesman for Mr Kenny said he was not in a position to comment.