Andres Wolberg-Stok interfaces with regulators and policymakers around the world as Head of Fintech Policy for Citi’s Global Consumer Banking (GCB) division. He is one of the founders of Citi FinTech, a two-year-old unit that spearheads GCB’s transformation into a mobile-centric “Bank of Tomorrow”. He joined Citi from an international Fintech startup and has served in a variety of digital roles, first for Citi Latin America, then for Citi’s U.S. consumer businesses, and now globally.
Before Citi FinTech, Andres was Global Head of Emerging Platforms and Services for Citi’s Consumer businesses. Earlier, as Citi’s first global head of mobile banking, he invented Citi Mobile Snapshot, a breakout feature now patented in the US, Mexico, China and Singapore. In 2015, Andres turned Citi into the world’s first bank with an Apple Watch app.
Prior to becoming a banker, Andres was an international correspondent and senior news executive. He had tea with mass-murderer military dictators; was driven, blindfolded and at gunpoint, around the capital of Paraguay after midnight; was arrested in Tierra del Fuego on suspicion of being a British spy; and raced in a car at 120 mph along the edge of a minefield in Croatia. He finds most days in banking very manageable.