Niki Manby is a global financial services executive with deep expertise in corporate innovation, strategy and new product management. She is the Chief Operating Officer for Citi Ventures, where she manages strategy and operations for a portfolio of innovation functions for Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer. The portfolio includes Venture Investing, the Citi Global Lab Network, and Strategic Growth Initiatives that build on principles of lean enterprise, venture capital and customer validation to identify material revenue opportunities for Citi. Niki is also responsible for embedding an entrepreneurial mindset and culture at Citi and driving adoption of new skills and new ways of working by leveraging partnerships across Citi’s learning and development, talent, and recruiting functions. Prior to Citi Ventures she was with Visa Inc. in Singapore, as Head of Emerging Products & Innovation for the Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region -- a portfolio that included ecommerce, mobile, chip/contactless, money transfer and information solutions. Before living in Singapore, Manby was Head of Global Corporate Strategy for Visa Inc., and was responsible for the development and evolution of Visa’s corporate strategy, and the global initiatives that support it across Visa’s global markets. She managed a range of business groups including Research Services, Strategic Intelligence, Pricing, Business Innovation, and Enterprise Strategic Planning. Prior to that, Manby played a leadership role in preparing for the Visa Inc. initial public offering. Her career has focused on building long-term growth initiatives--defining new revenue opportunities and launching new financial services business models. She holds degrees from UCLA and Yale University School of Management, and serves on the Board of Advisors for IDEO.org and the Global Retail Insights Network.
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