Christiane Lombardi


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Christiane (Chrissi) Lombardi has been an Underwriter for First Citizens' Maritime Finance business since November 2019. In this position, she acts as lead underwriter for new transactions and is responsible for the management of part of First Citizens' maritime portfolio.

Prior to joining First Citizens in 2019, Chrissi spent over 11 years at DVB Bank, a specialist in international transportation finance headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, where she originated and managed shipping loans in North and South America. Her stay at DVB was interrupted from January 2014 to July 2015, when she served as shipping underwriter at First Citizens the first time.

Chrissi earned a B.A. in Business Management and a M.Sc. in International Marketing Management from the University in Leeds. She further received a Diploma in Ship Finance from the Lloyds Maritime Academy.

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Maritime Finance offers customized solutions for secured loans to a global client base of vessel owners and operators.

First Citizens Bank helps personal, business, commercial and wealth clients build financial strength that lasts. Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens is the largest family-controlled bank in the United States, providing a unique legacy of strength, stability and long-term thinking that has spanned generations. We offer an array of general banking services including a network of 500-plus branches in 23 states; commercial banking expertise delivering best-in-class lending, leasing and other financial services coast to coast; and a nationwide direct bank. Parent company First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCNCA) is a top 20 U.S. financial institution with more than $218 billion in assets. Discover more at

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