Director, Regulatory Reform, Asia Pacific Government Affairs; Co-chair
Citi; ASIFMA Sustainable Finance Committee
Christina Ellerker is a Director, Regulatory Affairs and Reform with Citi’s Government Affairs in Asia Pacific.
Prior joining Citi, Christina was an Executive Director with the Office of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs where she developed, managed and executed the firm’s government relations and public policy agenda in Asia Pacific. Before that, Christina was Head of Moody’s Asia Pacific Government and Public Affair where she oversaw matters with respect to regulations and interaction with regulators in the Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) region.
Christina was an Executive Director at and part of the team that set up the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) where she was responsible for working with financial institutional members to promote the growth and development of Asia’s debt capital markets through advocacy with the regulatory community and fostering market best practices.
Christina, who is lawyer by profession, has also worked variously with leading Australian and Malaysian law firms and with News Corporation Asia, as corporate legal counsel. She plays an active role in ASIFMA (Public Policy Committee Member, co-Chair of the Data and Cybersecurity Working Group, former Alternate Board Member), the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AMCHAM HK) (former Financial Services Committee Vice-Chair), ISDA (Asia Pacific Legal & Regulatory Committee) and was active in the APEC Business Advisory Council and the APEC Asia Pacific Financial Forum as well as the US ASEAN Business Council. Christina is an active advocate of diversity issues – she convened and chaired the Women in Finance Asia Forum and was a presiding judge of AMCHAM HK Women of Influence Awards.
Christina graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Sydney University, Australia and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and a barrister and solicitor in Malaysia.