William Brindley

CEO and Executive Director of NetHope

Dr. William A. Brindley is a veteran executive with proven multi-sector expertise leading international corporations and social enterprises. His experience includes positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer and Global Managing Director for financial services, technology, entertainment and social benefit organizations. Bill is an active participant in the the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative as well as a frequent speaker, moderator, panelist and blogger on critical issues.

A significant portion of Bill’s career was as a senior executive with Citigroup where he led various parts of The Citibank Private Bank. His work there was characterized as “Leading Edge” by Gartner, as well as benchmarked as “Best Practice” by Audi and the United States Department of Defense. Before joining The Citibank Private Bank, Bill served for four years as a Chief Deputy to Citigroup’s Corporate Technology Officer, overseeing information and communications technology in more than 100 countries.

Bill is an experienced practitioner in strategy, management, technology, business redesign and change management. He graduated magna cum laude from American University and holds several graduate degrees, including a doctorate in organizational change. He is a graduate of The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program and has also completed postgraduate courses at both Columbia and Harvard Business Schools.