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Ainsley Cathcart

SVP, Global Head of AML Risk Management Oversight, Citigroup

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Ainsley Cathcart is head of global anti-money laundering risk management oversight at Citigroup, where she is a senior vice president and leads a global team responsible for developing innovative strategies to identify and mitigate risks related to financial crimes. Cathcart is a certified anti-money laundering specialist with 10 years of experience at top financial institutions, including BMO Financial Group and US Bank. Her work focuses on strategic planning and continuous program enhancement to achieve regulatory mandates while supporting organizational growth.

As a citizen of four countries, Cathcart is globally minded and passionate about working across borders to create positive social impact. She recently spent a summer in Ghana performing pro-bono strategic consulting for nonprofits that promote STEM education for children in Africa in order to optimize and expand their operations. She also advises local nonprofits in a similar capacity.

At Citigroup, Cathcart is deeply involved in the local community as the community chair of the Citi Women’s Network. She also serves as a mentor through iMentor and previously served on the Associate Board for Gilda's Club Chicago, a cancer support community.

Outside of her professional life, Cathcart is an accomplished equestrian, having won multiple state and national championships. She received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in psychology and economics from Mount Holyoke College.