Two Queens residents have been named to Signature Bank’s new private client banking team.
Sunnyside resident Michael Ahmed has been named associate group director and vice president. He has 13 years of banking experience, and was formerly managing director at First Republic Bank in New York City for five years, where he focused on establishing new banking relationships and also managed two branches.
He also spent eight years at Citibank as both a personal and business banker, as well as branch manager. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from SUNY New Paltz.
James Yu has been appointed group directors and senior vice president. The Long Island City resident will co-lead a five-person team that has worked together for nearly five years at Citibank.
Yu was vice president and branch manager for a Midtown Manhattan Citibank branch, and a vice president and sales manager at the institution’s world headquarters in New York City, spending nearly eight years there.
His concentration lies in serving commercial clients, such as investment companies, physicians, charitable organizations and high-net-worth individuals.