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Philip Brown

Managing Director Risk, Citi Inclusive Finance, Citigroup, Inc.


Philip Brown is Managing Director Risk for and founding member of Citi Inclusive Finance global business. He is responsible for developing the policies, programs and risk tools to enable Citi’s businesses to commercially engage in inclusive finance. Working with a range of financial and non-financial intermediaries including leading microfinance institutions, banks, funds, networks, global and local corporations, social enterprises and NGOs and non-profits to expand access to financial services in underserved communities.

Before moving to Citi Inclusive Finance he was the Risk Director for Project Finance and Structured Trade Finance within EMEA.

In Citi he has had a variety of client and product assignments. These span financial institutions, corporate, commercial, investment, and private banking with product roles in cash management and trade. These have included country head, business and staff positions in the US, Europe, Sri Lanka, Channel Islands and Audit and Risk Review for EMEA.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, the Advisory Council of the Centre for Financial Inclusion, the Advisory Board of the Financial Inclusion Equity Council, the Investment Committee of MicroBuild Fund and a Director of Root Capital.

Regional Focus

Caribbean, Central America, Central and Southern Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Asia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, West and Central Africa