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Briget Polichene

Briget is an Advisory Board Member with BGR Group and works with BGR's Financial Services team.

Washington, D.C.
Advisory Board Member
Financial Services, Trade, Banking and Securities
Institute of International Bankers (IIB), MetLife, Citigroup

Briget Polichene serves on BGR’s Advisory Board and focuses on financial services issues. She is the former CEO of the Institute of International Bankers (IIB), a trade association that represents internationally-headquartered financial institutions that engage in banking and securities activities in the United States.

In addition to her position at IIB, Briget’s private sector roles have included senior advocacy and regulatory affairs roles with MetLife and Citigroup, Director with Promontory, financial Group and of counsel and associate positions at nationally-recognized law firms. Prior to joining the IIB in 2018, Briget was Vice President and Head of Federal Government Relations at MetLife, where she developed and executed MetLife’s federal advocacy strategy. Briget was previously at Promontory Financial Group, advising clients on regulatory compliance and risk management. She joined Promontory from Citigroup, where she was a Managing Director and General Counsel of State and Local Government Relations. Briget also served as General Counsel to the House Banking Committee (now the House Financial Services Committee), as the General Counsel of the Indiana Department of Insurance, and as a governor-appointed member of the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions Board, which is charged with policy making for state-chartered financial institutions.

Briget received her J.D. with honors from Duke University and a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Areas of Focus

  • Financial Services
  • Trade
  • Banking and Securities


  • Duke University

  • Johns Hopkins University

    BA, Economics