As Global Director of Citi Community Development (CCD), Bob manages Citi's partnerships with global, national and local organizations to support community development. CCD's work focuses on responsible finance through financial capability and asset building; neighborhood preservation and revitalization; access to college education; and small business and microenterprise development. Working with Citi businesses and community partners, Citi strives to develop appropriate, innovative and sustainable products and services that contribute to expanding access to financial services.
Bob also directs Citi Microfinance, which is globally responsible for Citi's commercial relationships with microfinance institutions, networks and investors working across businesses and geographies to expand access to financial services in underserved communities.
Since joining Citi in 1982, Bob has held a number of senior treasury, risk and corporate positions in Athens, Bahrain, Kenya, London and New York. He has served on many external boards and councils, including the Board of Advisors for the United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. He currently is a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and the Policy Committee of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. He represents Citi on the Board of the Microfinance Information Exchange, the Council of Microfinance Equity Funds, the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network, the Microfinance Network and the Executive Committee of CGAP (World Bank).
Bob 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.