Advisory Committee Member Biography -
Robert A. Annibale
Robert A. Annibale is the Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development He leads Citi's commercial relationships with microfinance institutions, networks and investors working across businesses and geographies to expand access
to financial services in underserved communities. He also manages Citi's partnerships
with global, national and local organizations to support community development
programs focused on responsible finance through financial capability and asset building;
neighborhood preservation and revitalization; access to college education; and small
business and microenterprise development.
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.