Natalie Westerbarkey

Natalie Westerbarkey, Director and Head of EU Public Policy, Fidelity International

Natalie Westerbarkey is Director and Head of EU Public Policy at Fidelity International based in Luxembourg. She joined Fidelity in November 2017 and has over 15 years of professional experience. In August 2018 she was appointed as Board Director of FIL (Luxembourg) S.A., is a Deutsche Börse certified Board Director and Luxembourg ILA Independent Director member. Her responsibilities cover public policies relevant for the asset management industry impacting Fidelity, its clients and engaging with policy makers as well as industry, especially EFAMA where she has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Investor Education Platform. Thematic focus in her current role is ESG, sustainable finance, pensions and research.

Ms Westerbarkey joined Fidelity from ADIA, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and was based in the Middle East for 3 years. She had responsibilities across regulatory risk, compliance and public policy activities. She lead a project assessing the impact of climate change on investments across asset classes chaired by the CIO. Prior she was Director at Citigroup in London for almost 9 years covering various roles including Government Affairs, Client & Sales Management and the Investor Business; before she worked for Clifford Chance in London as a lawyer, at the European Commission in Brussels and as a lawyer in Germany.

Ms Westerbarkey qualified as a judge in Germany. She completed an Executive MBA with focus on asset management and Asian markets with distinction from Cass Business School in London in 2011, as well as an LLM Master Degree in International Investment, Banking and Trade Law with an award as best student from Oxford Brookes University in 2005. She completed trainings held by Yale School of Management/EDHEC on investment and risk, Harvard Business School, INSEAD Business School and an International Compliance Officer Certificate. She was born and raised in Latin America.