Global Director of Inclusive Finance, Citigroup, Inc.
Bob leads Citi’s partnerships with global, national and local organizations to support inclusive finance and community development through economic empowerment. He also leads Citi’s commercial relationships with microfinance financial institutions, corporations, investors and municipalities, working across Citi’s 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, Nairobi, London and New York City.
Bob 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 Center for Financial Services Innovation, the U.S. FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion and the Citi Foundation. He also represented Citi on the Executive Committee of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at the World Bank, the Board of Advisors for the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor and on the councils of the University of London’s Goldsmiths College and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
In 2014, Bob was honored as a White House Champion of Change for his work leading Citi’s programs promoting immigrant integration and citizenship in the U.S. Also in 2016, Bob was named by the Financial Times as one of the OUTStanding Top 100 LGBT Business Leaders for the third consecutive year.
Bob, a U.S. and U.K. national, holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Vassar College, New York, and an M.A. in African Studies (History) from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.