Robert Annibale is Citigroup’s Global Director of Microfinance. He leads Citigroup’s commercial relationships with microfinance institutions, on a multi-business and multi-product basis, providing financing and product partnerships to institutions that serve the poor and the unbanked.
He joined Citibank in 1982. After a first assignment in Greece, he held a number of senior treasury, risk, and corporate positions in Citigroup in Athens, Bahrain, Kenya, London, and New York.
Mr. Annibale completed his BA degrees in History and Political Science at Vassar College, and his Masters Degree in African Studies (History) at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.
He represents the Citigroup Foundation on the Board of the Microfinance Information Exchange, and represents Citigroup on the Council of Microfinance Equity Funds and at the Microfinance Network. He also serves on a number of external boards and councils, including the Advisory Group for the UN’s Commission for the Empowerment of the Poor, the University of London, University of Oxford’s St. Anthony’s College (Centre for the Study of African Economies), and on the Africa Policy Group for the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.