As a Vice President in Compliance at Citi, Yusuf Yusuf ’14 advises the Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading, Global Investor Sales, Local Markets Rates Sales, Latin American New York Hub Sales and Trading, Cross Product Margining, and Citi Strategic Investment businesses. Yusuf provides advice and guidance related to trading, sales practices, conduct risks, as well as laws, rules, and regulations applicable to his team’s covered businesses. He supports the business in performing compliance reviews of new products and strategic investments, along with transactional approvals and interpretation of internal policies and procedures. Yusuf also assists the business with regulatory inquiries and exams.

Outside of Citi, Yusuf is a devoted volunteer with America Needs You (ANY). This Fellows Program is an incentive-based-two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. Yusuf serves as a continuous resource to his Fellow, providing advice and setting goals to succeed academically and professionally. Sharing insight with his Fellow allows Yusuf to continue to fulfill the promise he made of lifting those around him and sharing the knowledge he has acquired. To learn more about the organization or becoming a mentor-coach, visit https://www.americaneedsyou.org.

As an alumnus, Yusuf is a member of the Cardozo Alumni Association’s Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the Compliance Practice Area Group and recently concluded his role as the Secretary for the BALLSA Leadership Committee. In addition, as a committee member for the 9th Annual BALLSA Alumni Group Dinner, Yusuf was instrumental in the record-breaking fundraising efforts contributing to the BALLSA Scholarship Fund.


This is the part of an ongoing series highlighting the accomplishments of Cardozo alumni, an initiative led by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Cardozo Young Alumni Network (CYAN). If you would like to nominate an alumni or #CardozoChampion to be featured in the CJOA, please email cardozoalumni@yu.edu.