Assistant Vice President for Finance and Chief of Staff for National Laboratories
Phone: (773) 834-3909
Fabiola (Fabi) provides leadership for finance, budget, accounting and internal financial controls for the operations under the office of the Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation and Global Initiatives. Building strong collaborative relationships with the finance and leadership teams deployed in these offices, she provides guidance, advice, coordination, and resources to aid the units in the development and management of their respective strategic plans, audit engagements and financial planning and reporting.
Fabi previously served as Chief of Staff for National Laboratories, serving as a key advisor on the design, coordination and execution of strategic initiatives and operational plans related to the Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories; building strong partnerships with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Laboratories leadership team.
Fabi has an exceptional strong background in financial planning, internal and external audit, change management, global business process excellence, international treasury and business development. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Fabi worked across the globe in a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles in public accounting firms, Fortune 500 corporations and private equity-owned enterprises, including such companies as Deloitte, Abbott Laboratories, Aon Hewitt, and most recently Ensono, where she was the Global Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis.
She received her B.S. and C.P.A. from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) with the highest honors, and is a candidate for a Master of Liberal Arts with concentration in Ethics and Leadership at the University of Chicago. Fabi has a passion for learning about the physical and social sciences and has been an active participant in and sponsor of charities focused on empowering the diverse youth of Chicago. In her spare time, Fabi enjoys traveling, going for walks with her family and pets, and attending performing arts and world culture events.