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RiskMinds International
18 - 21 November 2024
InterContinental O2London

Barbara Frohn
Managing Director, EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement at Citi


·Barbara Frohn is Citi’s EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement and a member of Citi EMEA’s Operating Committee. Her primary role is to work with senior management, across the region, to develop and implement a strategy for interfacing with regulators. She is a key advisor to Citi senior management on the approach to engage with regulators and understand the regulatory landscape, including key challenges, opportunities and developments and its impact on Citi. She provides guidance and quality assurance over regulatory projects.

She also co-chairs the EMEA Regulatory Strategy & Advocacy committee and is Chair of Risk Committee and Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG.

Prior to Citi, Barbara headed the Risk and Compliance Division of the Financial Conduct Authority, representing the FCA’s second line of defence providing advice and challenge to all FCA divisions. During these 4 years she was also a member of the FCA’s Executive Committee and Board Risk and Audit Committees.

From 2008-2013 she worked in Madrid for Banco Santander as Global Head of Internal Validation, and later as Personal Advisor to the Group CEO. During that time she also represented Santander in various international industry bodies and was contracted by the European Parliament for their Financial Services Expert Panel.

Thereafter she was seconded by Banco Santander to the Institute of International Finance in Washington D.C. where, among other things, she led their Risk Weighted Assets Task Force focused on harmonising and retaining internal risk models used for capital computation.

At the start of her career Barbara worked in various global commercial, product and risk roles at the head office of ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam.

Barbara received a Masters degree in French from the University of Utrecht, studied international relations in Paris, completed the Advanced Management programme of ESADE/Wharton in Madrid and Philadelphia, and is an INSEAD Certified Director.

She is active in charity work and Elevate City, a London City Women’s network.

Agenda Sessions

  • Mitigating regulatory risk in a global firm: Strategies and approaches for the new regulatory lifecycle