Robert A. Annibale (Bob) is Citi’s Global Director of Inclusive Finance and Community Development. He leads Citi’s partnerships, programs and investments with global, national and local organizations to support inclusive finance and community development through economic empowerment, including supporting affordable housing, financial inclusion, immigrant integration and micro-enterprises in underserved communities. Since joining Citi, he has held a number of senior positions in Athens, Bahrain, Nairobi, London and New York.
He serves on the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs Advisory Council on Financial Education and Inclusion and on the boards of the Citi Foundation, Accion International and the Bedford Stuyvestant Restoration Corporation.
Bob was honored as a White House Champion of Change for his work leading Citi’s programs promoting immigrant integration and citizenship in the United States. Under his leadership, Citi was recognition by Euromoney as the “World’s Best Bank for Financial Inclusion.” In 2018, he was recognized by Euromoney as a “Global Impact Banking Champion,“ by the Financial Times as one of the OUTStanding Top 100 LGBT Business Leaders for the fifth consecutive year, and amongst the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000, “London’s Most Influential People”.
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.