Niki Manby

Managing Director & Global Head, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships

“What did you disrupt today?”

Niki Manby is a global financial services executive with deep expertise in corporate innovation, strategy and new product management. She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for Citi Ventures, managing strategy and operations for a portfolio of innovation functions for Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer, including Venture Investing, the Citi Global Innovation Network, and Strategic Growth Initiatives that build on principles of lean enterprise, venture capital and customer validation to identify growth opportunities for Citi. Niki is now responsible for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, and Citi’s Global Lab Network, and focuses on embedding a growth mindset and culture at Citi.

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, Niki 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, Niki 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 Yale Entrepreneurship and IDEO.org Boards of Advisors.