Itziar Diez-Canedo

Itziar Diez-Canedo
Class of 2017 Fellow

Itziar Diez-Canedo

Global Head of Strategy
Citi FinTech Acceleration, Citigroup Inc.
Mexico City, Mexico
Education
  • BBA, Economics, International Finance, and Marketing, University of Miami
Before coming to Stanford, Itziar was the global head of strategy for Citi FinTech Acceleration. She was responsible for defining Citi’s open innovation strategy and developing new digital businesses by partnering with the financial technology ecosystem globally. Itziar designed and led high-impact initiatives, including an incubation program to implement selected solutions across the organization, and a global financial-technology accelerator program for startups to reinvent how the world interacts with money. She developed a methodology through which organizations can source, accelerate, and launch new solutions to market effectively by leveraging crowdsourcing and agile practices. Previously, Itziar held roles in digital product development, strategic communications, data analytics, and business development.