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Maria C. Hermida

Maria C. Hermida

Chief Ethics Officer, Managing Director
Long Island City, NY, USA

Maria C. Hermida has served as Citi’s Chief Ethics Officer since 2007. She is responsible for developing, implementing and communicating Citi’s ethical principles and values and integrating the global ethics programs into business strategies.  As Head of Citi’s Global Ethics Office, she develops and implements Citi’s Code of Conduct, oversees internal investigations, and provides ethics advisory services.  She leads a team of dedicated global professionals and works with cross-functional teams in order to promote ethical workplace behavior and business practices across a global workforce. Previously, Ms. Hermida held various positions of increasing responsibility at Citi, including that of General Counsel to Women & Co., a membership service focused on providing financial insights and resources to the women’s market, and Associate General Counsel for Citi’s bank broker/dealer.

Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Hermida 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 and regulatory matters.  Ms. Hermida began her legal career as a litigation associate with the law firm of Shanley & Fisher.

Ms. Hermida serves on the Board of Directors of the Ethics Research Center and Ethics and Compliance Association.  Since 2000, she has been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  She has also been an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities.  Ms. Hermida is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Hermida holds a degree in finance from the Stern School of Business of New York University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.


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