Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Karla McKenna is an international standards specialist in the area of financial services. Ms. McKenna is director of Market Practice and Standards at Citi and in this role drives development and adoption of financial services standards for Citi’s Securities businesses.
In May 2015, Ms. McKenna began a secondment to the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) as the Head of Standards for the GLEIF. In this role, Ms. McKenna is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of GLEIF standards and leveraging international standards from organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to maximize data quality and the operational integrity of the Global LEI System (GLEIS).
Within the industry, Ms. McKenna is Chair of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO/TC 68), Financial Services, Immediate Past Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG), serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9) and is a member of the inaugural Board of the Eurofiling Foundation. Ms. McKenna also has served on the Boards of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) and XBRL International.