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Regulatory Validation Lead- Enterprise Risk Management Transformation Programs, SVP (Hybrid)

New York, New York| Jacksonville, Florida| Tampa, Florida| Irving, Texas

Job Req ID 23607569
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Citi is undergoing a Transformation to modernize and simplify the bank. We’re raising the bar and taking the opportunity to reevaluate the way we do business. This includes fostering a culture of curiosity and excellence and shifting our mindset to be simpler and data driven, making Citi an easier place to work and improving client experience. If you’re ready to be at the forefront of Transformation while taking your career to the next level, we invite you to come and join us!

Success Profile

As one of the world’s most global banks, Citi gives you the tools to make a difference. Through Transformation, we’re building the future of the bank and shaping the banking industry. Citi employs over 220,000 individuals located around the world, encompassing a broad range of teams, roles, cultures and backgrounds. Some of the skills that will make you successful in this role include:

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Credible Challenge
  • Risk Management
  • Data and Results Driven
  • Accountable
  • Adaptable


The Risk & Control Transformation Senior Lead will be responsible for credible challenge for regulatory remediation for three Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) capabilities/ programs and will report to the ERM Risk & Control Transformation Lead. 

The Risk & Control Transformation program group is part of the CAO organization Regulatory and Cross-Enterprise Transformation team, and is responsible for providing guidance, review and credible challenge for 18 programs aligned across four initiatives: Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Categories, Controls & Policy Framework, and Data, Technology & Analytics. 

This position will be aligned to the ERM initiative, and the role will be responsible for leading the regulatory transformation and credible challenge of the design and execution of Consent Order action plans for the ERM program book of work across principal risk categories and first line business units to drive successful delivery of consent order action plans. Experience in three or more ERM programs is highly desired: New Activity Risk Management; Risk Appetite and Limits; Concentration Risk, Risk Identification; Strategic Risk and Risk Assessment of the Operating Plan; Lines of Défense Model Implementation; Stress Testing; Enterprise Risk Management Training programs; KRIs; Escalations, Management and Board Reporting; Enterprise Risk framework, risk capabilities and operating model across principal risk types.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with three or more ERM program leads listed above (such as Concentration Risk, New Activities Risk Management and KRIs Program Leads),First Line business units, Risk Categories, Global and Cross- functional teams, Internal Audit and Project Management Office to independently challenge the validation of design and execution of key regulatory milestones and deliverables critical to the transformation effort.

  • Orchestrate and lead the review and challenge of the regulatory milestone’s validation and remediation effort.

  • Review, challenge and monitor the risk to the progress of three or more ERM programs (such as Concentration Risk, New Activities Risk Management and KRIs Program Leads), and review and challenge the root cause and path to remediate the risk, if any.

  • Collaborate with the ERM Transformation Lead to ensure program scope and status is aligned with target state regulatory and supervisory expectations, resolve challenges and reduce risk, if any and close identified gaps

  • Provide consistent monitoring, escalation and diligent check and challenge from conception to closure of critical audit and regulatory milestones related to three or more ERM programs (such as Concentration Risk, New Activities Risk Management and KRIs).

  • Review, support and facilitate updates and reviews with senior management and regulators. Provide risk/ audit expertise related guidance and support to the Risk Program Leads to help them execute on regulatory transformation related to three or more ERM programs (such asEnterprise Concentration Risk, New Activities Risk Management and KRIs).

  • Manage and prioritize deliverables based on business needs and identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and drive continuous improvement.

  • Ensure all stakeholders are identified and included in audit and regulatory milestone scope definition activities to achieve timely validation of key milestones. This includes the ability to effectively work with internal audit, risk and control functions, first line business areas and compliance for independent validation of the artifacts and deliverables supporting design and implementation validation of milestones.

  • Facilitate cross risk and control transformation program engagement, monitor, track and escalate risk to the ERM Transformation Lead and appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner; ensure mitigation strategies are developed and executed when necessary

  • Drive adherence to Risk & Control Transformation program processes, and standards for and serve as a thought leader across the programs

  • Identify and drive resolution of issues, including those outside established projects of work.  Collaborate on reviews of each program’s defined scope, target state, and success criteria to ensure it fully addresses the letter and the spirit of the regulatory feedback, broader supervisory expectations and underlying issues and root causes, and is embedded in a broader strategic vision.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience including Internal Audit and Regulatory transformation experience in design, execution and/or credible challenge of three or more ERM programs (such as Concentration Risk, New Activities Risk Management and KRIs) across risk categories and First Line Business Units.

  • Sound knowledge of internal audit and regulatory validation of risk management capabilities.

  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record in driving positive and sustained change as a risk professional, risk auditor or risk regulator working on large regulatory or strategic cross-functional risk and control transformation initiatives in the financial services industry.

  • Risk management, controls, risk governance and capabilities maturity experience preferred along with a strong business understanding of the Citi products and services.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading effective cross-functional risk program and stakeholder management including risk managers, business areas and first line control, internal audit, and regulators.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically and to creatively problem solve.

  • Ability to plan and organize, working well both in a team setting and independently. General understanding of relevant banking regulation and supervisory expectations for large complex financial institutions

  • Well-developed listening skills and a strong ability to engage with colleagues at all levels.

  • Articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with evidence of working in collaboration across large organizations, including a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues/requests/escalation.


  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degree


Job Family Group:

Project and Program Management


Job Family:

Program Management


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$158,140.00 - $237,200.00


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Success Stories

Usman B.

Usman B.

“By joining Transformation, you will be at the center of driving change at Citi. You’ll help us lay the foundation to make this a better place to work and do business by implementing sound risk and controls. This team will give you a launchpad of endless opportunities to grow as a professional and challenge yourself while working across various functions.”

Risk & Controls Transformation Lead
New York

Cynthia D.

Cynthia D.

“Citi hires people for their potential and not just their experience. This gives people, including myself, the opportunity to try different roles and explore new careers. Transformation at Citi is a new adventure and will challenge how we do things at Citi: with clients, with regulators and with our peers.”

Mexico Transformation Head

Dan F.

Dan F.

“Data Transformation is a great area to be a part of at Citi. Data is at the heart of our business and ensuring that our data is of good quality with clear ownership is imperative to our success.”

Data Operating Model and Governance Program Lead
New York


Shahzad A.

“This is an exciting area to work in at Citi! Being part of Transforming a 200+ year-old institution is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This is relatively new work, so not only you can learn new skills and get exposure, but you can play a pivotal role in shaping the Citi of the future.”

Data Tooling and Capability Head

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