Licensed lawyer by ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) who obtained an LLM from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At the beginning of her career, Carolina worked at the law firms Creel García Cuéllar y Muggengburg in the Mexico City and Shearman & Sterling in New York. In 1997, she joined JPMorgan´s Legal and Compliance Department in Mexico, which she led as General Counsel from 1999 to 2015, dealing with financial transactions in Markets and Structured Products, M & A, Capital Markets, Private Bank, Treasury Services, Agency and Trust Services and Private Equity. In 2015, she transferred to New York to assist in the establishment of the Global Financial Crimes Legal Department for Latin America at JPMorgan.
Carolina was appointed General Counsel for ICG (Institutional and Corporate Clients) of Citibanamex (part of Citigroup) in June 2016, reporting to Mexico´s General Counsel, and she was appointed (Executive Legal Director in December 2017. In 2019, she acquired legal responsibility of the Commercial Bank.
Carolina Machado is part of the Women´s Council (“Consejo de Mujeres”) at Citibanamex, and is a founding director and board member of Abogadas MX, a Mexican Association whose mission is to promote the inclusion of women in the legal profession in leadership positions.
Carolina is an avid biography reader, she is married and the mother of 3 teenage boys.