Maria C. Hermida is the Chief Ethics Officer of Citigroup, and is responsible for the global Ethics Office, coordinating the investigation of concerns raised through the Ethics Hotline, and developing Citi's Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct Training. Prior to joining Citi, Maria was Deputy General Counsel for Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., an independent securities broker/dealer and investment adviser owned by AIG. During her seven year tenure, she managed the company's arbitrations, litigations, regulatory matters and customer complaints. Maria began her legal career as a litigation associate with the law firm of Shanley & Fisher.
Maria received her undergraduate degree in finance from the Stern School of Business of New York University and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New York and New Jersey and is a member of various professional and industry associations.