Eric Aboaf joined Citizens Financial Group in April 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Aboaf serves on the Executive Committee and as CFO is responsible for the business line finance groups and for the company’s financial planning and analysis, controller, investor relations, strategy, treasury, tax and capital management functions.
He joins Citizens from Citigroup, where he held a variety of leadership roles over a 12-year period. As Citi’s Global Treasurer, he was responsible for managing the company’s balance sheet, ensuring strong liquidity and optimizing the capital structure. He also managed the company’s U.S. investment portfolio and met regularly with major investors, clients and regulators.
Prior to becoming Treasurer, Aboaf held the chief financial officer positions for both the Institutional and Consumer bank segments at Citi. He was Global CFO for the Institutional Clients Group, leading the finance and strategy functions for Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Transaction Services and Alternative Investments. And he served as CFO for the North American Consumer Group, which included Credit Cards, Retail Banking, Consumer Finance and Insurance. Before holding those roles he served as Citi’s head of Financial Planning and Analysis.
Prior to joining Citi, Aboaf was a partner at Bain & Company and Co-Head of its U.S. Financial Services Practice. He has extensive business strategy consulting experience spanning a number of industries. He also worked at Oliver Wyman & Company, a New York-based strategy firm.
Aboaf is a graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.