Briget Polichene is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Bankers.
The IIB’s mission is to help resolve the many special legislative, regulatory, tax and
compliance issues confronting internationally headquartered financial institutions
that engage in banking, securities and insurance activities in the United States.
Collectively, the U.S. operations of internationally headquartered banks contribute
significantly to the U.S. economy and to the depth, liquidity and vitality of the U.S.
Prior to joining the IIB in April, 2018, Briget was Vice President and Head of Federal
Government Relations at MetLife, where she developed and executed MetLife’s federal
advocacy strategy. From July 2015 to March 2017, Briget was a Director at Promontory
Financial Group, advising clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance and risk
management. She joined Promontory from Citigroup, where she was Managing Director
and General Counsel, State and Local Government Relations, from February 2002 to July
2015. Earlier in her career, Briget served as General Counsel to the House Banking
Committee (now the Financial Services Committee) from 1990 to 1995, and before that, as
General Counsel to the Financial Institutions Subcommittee. Briget also served as the
general counsel of the Indiana Department of Insurance and was part of the financial
services practice group at several law firms.
Briget received a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. with
honors from Duke University School of Law.