Senior Director of DEIB
Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Vanessa is leading the Inclusive Leadership Practice enterprise wide at Citi. In this unique role, Vanessa partners with colleagues in Learning globally as well as in Global Talent and Diversity to assess development needs, curate and/or co-create solutions and interventions in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion with the goal of developing inclusive leaders globally. She also leads the firm flagship women development program for women directors globally. Vanessa offers advisory and mentorship across the organization and externally.
Prior to joining Citi, Vanessa led Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion at Nestle Waters North America and in the industrial gas industry. She has over 20 years of international cross-industry leadership experience in talent development, change management and organization development. She has worked in North, South, Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia and North Africa.
Vanessa grew up in Haiti; she is fluent in French, Creole, English and Spanish. She holds a PhD ABD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a MS in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco, a BS in Business Administration, with specializations in Industrial Management and Human Resources Management from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.
She loves the arts and enjoys traveling. She lives with her family in Connecticut.