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Bob Annibale
Bob Annibale leads Citi’s initiatives and partnerships supporting community development and microfinance through financial inclusion, education and asset building; neighbourhood revitalisation; small business and microenterprise development. He leads Citi’s global commercial relationships with microfinance and community institutions, to expand access to financial services, with particularly focus on developing innovative platforms for scaling access to finance and savings through partnerships and correspondents.

Currently based in London, since joining Citi, Bob has held a number of senior treasury, risk and corporate positions in Athens, Bahrain, Kenya, London and New York He currently is a member of the Policy Committee of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford and he represents Citi on the Boards of the Microfinance Information Exchange, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CSFI), the US FDIC Chairman’s Committee on Economic Empowerment, the Citi Foundation and the Executive Committee of CGAP (World Bank).

Entries by Bob Annibale

Building Economic Resilience for Families and Cities

(2) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 3:01 PM

On its face, Boston is thriving. The education, health care, bio-med, and technology sectors are creating jobs and fueling business start-ups. For 19 years in a row, Boston has been the top recipient of National Institutes of Health research funding. The economy is booming, Boston now has more jobs than...

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A Plan to Empower More Than One Million Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 3:46 PM

There is a story that persists around the developing world, to the detriment of families and entire economies: Women are being sidelined from economic progress because of limited access to financial services.

Savings accounts. Loans. A mobile wallet. Insurance. These aren't just tools for transactions, they are platforms for...

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Small Loans Can Make a Big Difference for Entrepreneurs

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Small businesses are responsible for half the nation's economy and employ half of our workforce, but behind these numbers are millions of personal stories of hard work, sacrifice, and success. With Small Business Week upon us, we would like to share the story of two of these job creators and...

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Tackling Long-Term Unemployment

(6) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 4:49 PM

Last month, more than 175,000 jobs were added, with the national unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. San Francisco, for instance, has seen its unemployment rate decrease by nearly 50 percent. But for the 3.8 million Americans who remain long-term unemployed -- without a job for 27 weeks or...

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Realizing the Potential of Latino Small Business

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 8:42 AM

In the fourth and final installment in a series of blog-eds from members of the Asset Building Policy Network, Bob Annibale and Noel Poyo discuss why so many Latino small businesses struggle to grow - and what can be done about it.

For the last nine years, Santiago and...

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Lograr el potencial de las pequeñas empresas pertenecientes a latinos

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 8:00 AM

En la cuarta y última entrega de una serie de blogs de los miembros de Asset Building Policy Network, Bob Annibale y Noel Poyo debaten sobre por qué tantas pequeñas empresas de latinos luchan por crecer - y qué se puede hacer en relación con este tema.

Durante los...

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Citizenship As an Asset for Economic Opportunity

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 7:10 AM

In the second of this week's series of blog-eds by the Asset Building Policy Network, Bob Annibale, Lisa Hasegawa and Janet Murguía discuss how U.S. citizenship is an economic asset and what is being done to overcome the hurdles that prevent millions of low-income eligible residents from gaining citizenship.

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Obtener la Ciudadanía: Una Ventaja para las Oportunidades Económicas

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 7:09 AM

En el segundo de una serie de blogs de esta semana publicados por Asset Building Policy Network, Bob Annibale, Lisa Hasegawa y Janet Murguía debaten cómo la ciudadanía estadounidense es un bien económico y qué se está haciendo para superar los obstáculos que impiden obtener la ciudadanía a millones de...

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