Cecilia Ronan is the CEO for Citibank Europe Plc & Citi Country Officer (CCO) for Citi Ireland. In her role as CEO, Cecilia is responsible for delivery of the strategy, robust governance, end to end risk management, prudent financial management, and conduct and culture for CEP. She also leads the Bank’s relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland and European Central Bank, as it relates to the legal entity. Cecilia also serves as Executive Director for CEP. CEP employs over 10,000 people across 22 countries.
She was appointed CCO for Citi Ireland in 2018, overseeing 2,500 people. As CCO, Cecilia works with Product and Function Heads to design, execute and embed the business strategy in Ireland. She leads and is accountable for the management of risk and controls and protecting and enhancing Citi’s brand in the Irish market. In addition, she is responsible for the attraction, development and retention of the outstanding people that Citi’s values, business and strategy require.
Cecilia joined Citi in 2000 in Human Resources. In 2012, she was appointed Head of the Citi Service Centre and CAO for Ireland, where she led a team of 1,900 Operations and Technology professionals. Most recently Cecilia has been Chief Administrative Officer for CEP providing strategic and operational support for the entity. Prior to that, Cecilia worked in Microsoft Ireland and across a range of roles in Government and NGOs in Africa where she grew up.
Cecilia has a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin and a Masters in HR from Leicester University. Cecilia is a Vice-Chair of the FSI Executive Board, Member of the Board of National College of Ireland, Member of IBEC National Council, and Industry Advisory Committee for Ireland for Finance Strategy, and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers.