Citi Philippines’ Annual Global Community Day (GCD)

by - October 09, 2018

More than 5,000 Citi Philippines employees, with their families and friends, marked recently the bank’s annual Global Community Day (GCD) by doing various service activities in their local communities.

Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed (center) with Citi volunteers at the Upper Bicutan Elementary School in Taguig

“Citi is committed to making a positive difference in the Philippines. Participation in our Global Community Day continues to grow every year and I’m proud to volunteer alongside more than 5,000 of my colleagues and members of their families,” said Citi Philippines chief executive officer Aftab Ahmed.

(L-R) Pasig City vice mayor Iyo Bernardo, Philippine Federation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PFRD) president Manuel Agcaoili and Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed

Citi Philippines chief finance officer Martin McLeod (left) at the Sto. Nino Elementary School in Marikina

This year, GCD volunteers took part in Brigada Eskwela, an annual project of the Department of Education to prepare public schools for a new school year. In five days, Citi volunteers painted classroom desks and chairs, cleaned schools, brought plants and refurbished textbooks. They also helped build and paint 10 homes and prepare for planting lots in Cavite; conducted workshops on career readiness, finance and legal matters; donated clothes and toys and showed a movie for street children; and took part in the Freedom Walk to raise awareness of and respect for people with disabilities.

Citi ASEAN & Philippines operations and technology head Abhijit Kumta (right) and Citi ASEAN & Japan finance and risk shared services head Jim McCue (left) at the Gawad Kalinga Bayanihan Village in Cavite

Citi country legal head Pia Lacson (left) and Atty. Riza Del Rosario at Bayan Academy

This year’s GCD partners were the Philippine Business for Social Progress, Gawad Kalinga, Bayan Academy, ChildHope Philippines, Habitat for Humanity, GMA Kapuso Foundation, World Vision Foundation and the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled.

Citi consumer business risk management head Erwin Wiriadi at the Ninoy Aquino Elementary School in Malabon

Globally, more than 100,000 Citi volunteers from over 450 cities across 90 countries and territories participated in 1,400 service projects helping to address a range of community needs. Citi has contributed nearly four million hours of service to GCD projects in hundreds of cities since the initiative was launched in 2006.

(L-R) Citi talent and learning development head Agnes Mondonedo, Citi public affairs head Lisa Coory, and country human resources officer Sarab Singh at Bayan Academy

To learn more about Citi’s citizenship efforts across the globe and to review the 2017 Global Citizenship Report, visit

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