Member of Council
Alan Houmann is the managing director and head of Citi’s government affairs team for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The team is focussed on public policy issues, including regulatory reform. Alan is a member of Citi’s EMEA Operating Committee (OpCo), and is the regional representative on Citi’s Pride Affinity Steering Committee. He is based in London.
Alan participates actively in the public policy arena with various trade associations and think tanks, including the board of the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE), which aims to enhance consultation between global business, policymaking and diplomatic communities.
Alan has a broad background in EU financial services policy. He joined Citi in 2007, from the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) where he served as a senior adviser.
CEBS was set up to advise the European Commission on banking legislation and to encourage closer cooperation between Europe’s central banks and supervisory authorities. It has since been re-established as the European Banking Authority (EBA).
Prior to CEBS, Alan worked on international banking policy and supervisory cooperation at the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA). He has also served in the European Commission, in the directorate for economic and financial affairs, and in the team leading the introduction of the euro.
Alan has also been a member of the secretariat of the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee (EFC, the committee preparing finance ministry and central bank discussions).
He spent a year with the European Banking Federation (EBF), on secondment from HM Treasury (the UK ministry of finance). Alan started his career as an economist with HM Treasury.
Alan has masters degrees in international studies and philosophy from the University of St. Andrews, and in economics from the University of London.