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RiskMinds International
7 - 10 November 2022
W Barcelona

Barbara Frohn
EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement at Citi


Barbara is the EMEA Head of Regulatory Engagement

Prior to Citi, Barbara headed the Risk and Compliance Division of the Financial Conduct Authority, representing the FCA’s second line of defense. During these 4 years she was also 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 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 work on Risk Weighted Assets and risk models.

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 at Grande Ecole ILERI 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

  • Complexity, volume and divergence in regulation and supervision: perspectives and considerations for international firms