Kayus Fernander

Senior Vice President

Citi

SeniorVice President | Workplace Culture Enthusiast | Inclusion & DiversityAdvocate | 2022 Stonewall Changemaker of the Year | 2021 Citi Lives Our ValuesFinalist | Personal Finance Mentor | Public Speaker & Writer

First and foremost, I am curious about global commerce as an enabler of improved outcomes for communities. For the past 10 years, I have worked at the heart of global finance in the most widely-connected financial institution in the world. I help to drive a strategic business, and as such, I work with some of the smartest minds with industry-changing ambitions. High-pressure environments bring me into contact with a diverse mix of high-achievers.

This brings me to one of my passions - workplace culture and how it influences organizational performance. I am a change agent and a continuous learner, committed to pushing the agenda of inclusion and diversity as enablers of better performance and more engaged teams.

My journey to becoming an Inclusion and Diversity Advocate has given me the opportunity to represent various intersecting identities, to engage with communities that I am privileged to be part of, and to work with senior leaders to embrace their role in creating supportive, nurturing, and equitable workplace environments.

I am proud to serve on the Citi London Pride Steering Committee as Business Engagement Lead, where I look to enhance partnerships between Citi’s businesses and this employee network. Other accolades and recent initiatives include:
~ Stonewall UK Changemaker of the Year 2022
~ Stonewall Leadership Development Programme 2021
~ Citi EMEA Lives Our Values Award Finalist 2021
~ Citi Foundation Mentor - Personal Finance for young creatives
~ TEDx Keynote Speaker