Efma’s Chairwoman, Yolande Piazza is the CEO of Citi FinTech, a unit in Citi’s Global Consumer Bank charged with delivering a radically simple, connected customer experience on mobile. Through co-creation with customers, an agile operating model and next generation technology, Citi FinTech is transforming how Citi designs, builds, creates, and delivers mobile features and capabilities for millions of customers. Yolande is a member of the Global Consumer Bank Management Committee.
In 2016, Citi FinTech introduced a new set of features for U.S. Retail Bank clients, making Citi the first global bank to integrate banking, money movement and wealth management on mobile.
A nearly thirty-year veteran of Citi, Yolande has held several key technology leadership roles, most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Citi FinTech. As COO, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Citi FinTech and leading Citi’s Consumer Innovation Labs. Prior to Citi FinTech, Yolande served as Chief Administrative Officer for Global Consumer Banking Operations & Technology for seven years, providing value-added services and benefits to internal clients, as well as developing, implementing and managing a number of transformation initiatives to improve results and cost efficiency. She has held several senior roles, including SVP of Online Applications & Services for Diners Club International and CIO of Student Loans Corporation.
In 2014, Yolande founded the “Future Women in IT” program, which aims to inspire middle and high school girls to pursue careers in technology and reduce the misconception that "I.T. Is not for me". The program has reached more than 20,000 girls across the United States since inception.
In 2017, she joined the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia and nonprofit institutions focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's empowerment.
Yolande co-led the Citi Operations & Technology Women’s Council and has been recognized for her achievements as part of the 2014 YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders and as an honoree for United Way of Northeast Florida’s Women in Local Leadership (WILL) Up Close & Personal Program. In 2017, she was featured on American Banker’s “Women to Watch” list and Bank Innovation’s Most Innovative CEOs in Banking.