Christine Pomeranz

Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department | International Trade and Marketing

Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B452

Education

AB, Assumption College
MBA, New York University

Biography

Christine Pomeranz is the tenured chairperson of the department of International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries. In addition to teaching the program's undergraduate students and administering the department's strategy, she founded the Talking Trade @ FIT guest lecture series and organizes field trips and career development programs. She is also instrumental in raising funds to enhance student professional development. In addition to teaching at FIT, Pomeranz has taught courses at New York University and the World Trade Institute of Pace University.

Prior to teaching, Pomeranz was an international banker for 20 years, most recently with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) as Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Structured Trade Services-Americas. In that role, she arranged financing solutions for multinational companies, commodity traders, financial institutions, and large corporations in North and Latin America engaged with customers in the Australasian region.

Before joining ANZ, Pomeranz was a relationship manager at The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in New York, providing trade finance services to middle market customers primarily in the apparel and fashion industry. She started her career at Citibank in the Philippines and New York as account manager in the International Financial Institutions Division.

Pomeranz was appointed by successive United States Secretaries of Commerce as a member of the New York District Export Council, which provides leadership, support, and assistance in the education of New York companies interested in entering or expanding into international markets. She is a member of the steering committee of the New York City Global Business Alliance, which aims to cultivate exports from, imports to, and investments in New York City businesses with the goal of creating jobs in the area. She serves on the advisory board of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, which promotes fair trade businesses in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade.

Pomeranz earned her Master of Business Administration degree with majors in Finance and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 1998 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with honors at Assumption College in Manila, Philippines in 1980.