Samiran Chakraborty, an economist with Standard Chartered Plc, has quit to join rival Citibank NA after serving six years as head of South Asia macro research at the British lender. A Standard Chartered spokesman and Chakraborty confirmed the move. Chakraborty, a Delhi School of Economics (DSE) alumnus, will likely join Citibank after serving a three-month ‘gardening leave.’ Citibank has been without a chief India economist after Rohini Malkani quit the bank in April this year. At Standard Chartered, Chakraborty’s deputy Anubhuti Sahay will likely take over.
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