Citi Inclusive Finance and Community Development
Bob leads Citiís partnerships with global, national and local organizations to support inclusive finance and †community development through economic empowerment, focusing on responsible and accessible finance, education and asset building; neighborhood preservation and revitalization; access to college education; and small business and microenterprise development. He also leads Citiís commercial relationships with microfinance and other financial institutions, investors, and municipalities, working across Citiís businesses and geographies, to expand access to financial services in underserved communities.†
Since joining Citi, Bob has held a number of senior regional and global treasury, risk and corporate positions in Athens, Bahrain, Kenya, London and New York.
He currently is a member of the Policy Committee of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford and represents Citi on the Boards of the Microfinance Information Exchange, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CSFI), the U.S. FDIC Chairmanís Committee on Economic Empowerment, the Citi Foundation and until recently the Executive Committee of CGAP (World Bank). He served on the Board of Advisors for the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor and on the councils of the University of Londonís Goldsmith College and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
In 2014, Bob was honoured as a ĎChampion of Changeí by the US President for his work leading Citiís programs promoting immigrant integration and citizenship in the U.S. and in the Financial Times as one of the OUTStanding Top 100 LGBT Business Leaders.
Bob, a US and UK national, completed his BA degrees in History and Political Science at Vassar College, in New York, and his Masters Degree in African Studies (History) at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.†