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Good Things Happen Season 2Podcast28 Feb 2023

Good Things Happen Episode 8: Enabling the Entrepreneur’s Journey

Season 2

The entrepreneur. The start-up founder. The disruptor. We have a clear, cultural idea of what “innovators” look like, but the pieces that come together to bring big ideas to life require more than just one exceptional leader. What needs to happen to go from game-changing idea to real-world impact?


In this episode of Good Things Happen, we asked Christina Brun Petersen, Co-Founder and Chief People Officer of Worksome; Todd Keske, Chief Executive Officer of FSI and Tasnim Ghiawadwala, Global Head of Citi Commercial Bank, about the key ingredients to success – the strategy, mindset and resources that help entrepreneurs do what they do best.


The views expressed herein are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. or its affiliates. All opinions are subject to change without notice. Neither the information provided nor any opinion expressed constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. The expressions of opinion are not intended to be a forecast of future events or a guarantee of future results.

Citibank N.A., FSI and Worksome are not affiliated and are independent companies. Citi has onboarded both FSI and Worksome as a client. The speakers' views are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of Citi or any of its affiliates.

Christina Brun Petersen co-founded Worksome in 2016. Today she leads the flexible revolution as Worksome’s Chief People Officer. Her focus is on creating and delivering a flexible, supportive, and inclusive environment for employees and a best in class hiring experience for candidates. 

As a thought leader and changemaker for the global HR community, Christina is passionate about making the future of work a reality. To do so she believes in supporting four fundamental initiatives at work:  A people-first company culture that is inclusive, authentic and sustainable; trust and strength based leadership; a flexible workplace that fosters agility and autonomy; and innovation driven by diversity and inclusion.  

Christina has spent 12+ years working in the HR space, helping people unlock their potential at all stages of their career - from student interns to executives.  Before co-founding Worksome, Christina worked in Higher Education and IT as an HR consultant, teacher, and certified executive coach.  Christina earned her Bachelors and Masters from Copenhagen Business School where she specialized in Human Resources Management. She also contributes to Forbes, as part of their esteemed HR council.  Christina resides in Copenhagen with her husband and three boys.


Tasnim Ghiawadwala is Head of Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) for Citi's Institutional Clients Group (ICG). Within this role, she leads efforts in strategy and market growth for CCB, including the enrichment of Citi’s digital platforms and molding client-centric solutions to differentiate Citi in this rapidly-evolving marketplace.

Tasnim rejoins Citi after two years at Barclays as their firm’s UK Corporate Bank Head, responsible for all UK Corporates, including Public Sector and Real Estate. Prior to joining Barclays, Tasnim was at Citi as EMEA Commercial Bank Head, where she led the transformation of the Commercial Bank to an efficient growth business. Tasnim spent 21 years at Citi and held Senior roles in Investment Banking, Corporate and Commercial Banking as well as Regional Management roles. Before Citi, Tasnim was at JP Morgan and is a Chartered Management Accountant.


2nd Generation Family Business Owner/President.  Experience and extensive record of working in the polyurethanes industry. Grew up on the business, worked from bottom up.  Expertise includes PU technology including, Rigid, Flexible, and Integral Skin Foams, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers, Processing Equipment and Field Technical Service.  Educational background in Business Development with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Business Management, Marketing, Strategy and Change Management from Bradley University



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