Marina Antoniou is a banking consultant with experience in first and third line of defense of financial institutions globally. Marina acted as the EMEA Head of Audit for Rates trading for Citigroup as well as the Head of Audit for Citigroup in France, Greece and Luxembourg.
She received the Global recognition award for her performance in internal audit. Marina also served as the Chair of the London Citigroup 'Charity of The Year Fundraising' Committee.
She specializes in capital markets risks and controls with a focus on conduct risk and regulatory remediation projects. Previously, she worked on due diligence projects during M&A banking transactions.
Marina acted as a mentor for the University of Warwick as well as the Global Thinkers Forum. Marina is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She completed a Technology Entrepreneurship course at Harvard. She also studied FinTech at the University of Oxford Said Business School, during which she developed a FinTech innovation idea aiming at fundraising for people impacted by natural disasters. Marina studied Investment Management at the London Business School and has an MSc in Economics & Finance from Warwick Business School. She is a Warwick University Ambassador and an Executive Member of the Warwick Business School Finance Network, organizing Finance related speaker series events at The Shard. In the past, Marina also sat at the University of Warwick 'Audit & Risk' Committee. Marina is an Executive Board member of the 'Hellenic Centre' in London. She also sits at the 'Hellenic Bankers Association' Committees and drove the 'HBA Student Award', given to a Greek/ Cypriot student. She acts as a guest speaker at conferences globally specializing in subjects such as leadership and innovation as well as Front Office supervision and conduct risk.
Marina enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures and customs. She is a multiple award-winning photographer and exhibited globally in London, New York, France, Holland and Spain. Marina collaborated with the 'Institute of Natural Resources in Greenland' to support their research through her photography work on whales. In 2018, her work was included in the Biennale of 'Fine Art & Photography' in Barcelona. Marina published five photography books and proceeds were donated to children hospices in London. Her photographic work on climate risk was exhibited at the London Hellenic Centre in 2020 and at the Cyprus High Commission in central London in 2021.