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Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO
Kristine Braden serves as the Chief of Staff to Citi CEO Michael Corbat, based in New York. Kristine, who assumed her role in October 2018, works with Citi’s leadership team, the Board of Directors, investors, clients, external associations and regulators. She also chairs the North America Business Council and oversees the State Leadership Councils.
Kristine’s career with Citi spans more than 20 years, with roles across EMEA, Asia and Latin America. From 2015 to 2018, she was the Citi Country Officer and Corporate & Investment Banking Head for Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein based in Zurich. Before moving to Switzerland, Kristine was Head of the Global Subsidiaries Group for Europe, based in London. Kristine joined GSG from Citi in the Philippines where she was the Global Banking Head for three years. She has held other positions in Asia in industry banking, capital markets and transaction services. She started her career as a Global Emerging Market Management Associate with postings in the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Egypt.
Kristine is a keen advocate of advancing women's diversity. She was named as one of the top 100 women in EMEA finance by Financial News, among the top 100 bankers in Switzerland by Bilanz Magazine and among the top 100 Women in Swiss business by Women in Business Magazine. Kristine also served as the President of Advance Women, a non-profit organization promoting gender equality in Switzerland. She currently serves as Citi’s Families Matter Affinity Co-Lead.
Kristine has also served as President of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland and a member of the Board of the Swiss Bankers Association, the first female in both positions. She was also a member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and served on the Chapter Board Doing Business in Switzerland.
In her personal capacity, Kristine served as a Trustee of Opportunity International UK, a global microfinance charity, from 2013 to 2017.
Kristine is married with two children.