Ilene Fiszel Bieler
Global Head of Investor Relations
Ilene Fiszel Bieler is executive vice president and global head of Investor Relations, responsible for managing relationships with our shareholders and analysts. With more than 18 years of experience in banking, Ilene interacts daily with Wall Street including communicating corporate strategy and performance to security analysts and portfolio managers. She provides advice and support to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Management Committee in matters related to the equity market, including the quarterly results process and financial and strategic communications.
Prior to joining us in 2017, Ilene served as the head of Investor Relations and Strategy for the Americas at Barclays with responsibility for the firm’s investor program. She was responsible for equity market engagement activities in the Americas, as well as formulation for investor strategy including content for investor presentations, analyst meetings and quarterly earnings announcements. At the same time, Ilene also managed the Barclays Group Strategy Team in the Americas, which was responsible for defining the scope and objectives of business challenges, identifying options and providing independent analysis, and business strategy to find solutions, while optimizing Barclays’ operating model.
Before Barclays, Ilene was the head of Fixed Income Investor and Rating Agency Relations globally at Citigroup. She developed the strategy for, and ensured execution of, Citi’s Rating Agency and Fixed Income Investor initiatives through a proactive strategy of engagement and analytics. Ilene’s expertise centered on Citi’s balance sheet, including liquidity and asset liability management, and capital optimization. She was responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s relationships with rating agency analysts, buy-side and sell-side credit analysts, and fixed income investors, who collectively represented more than US$500 billion of Citi’s funding base.
While at Citigroup, Ilene held a variety of positions at the firm working across product lines and regions, and interfacing with the public, clients and government regulators. She began her career in banking at Salomon Smith Barney.
A native of New York City, Ilene is a graduate of University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts and a graduate of New York University with a Master’s degree in urban planning. An advocate of talent development, Ilene recently created the State Street Finance Graduate Program, a two-year rotation program for MBA graduates. She is a Trustee of Jeremiah Program New York, a non-profit organization that prepares single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. She was a member of Barclays’ Women’s Initiative Steering Committee in the Americas, which helps attract, retain and maximize the development of talented women.