Results tagged as "leadership"

  • Citi adds Gutierrez as Vice Chairman of Institutional Clients Group.

    By Citi December 03, 2010 01:38 PM

    Carlos Gutierrez will join Citi as a Vice Chairman of the Institutional Clients Group and a member of the Senior Strategic Advisory Group. Mr. Gutierrez moves over from Global Political Strategies (GPS), a division of global strategic communications firm APCO Worldwide, where he was Chairman of GPS. He previously served as United States Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush.

    Mr. Gutierrez joined the Bush administration after spending nearly 30 years with Kellogg Company, joining in 1975 as a sales representative before rising to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1999. In April 2000, he was named Chairman of the Board of Kellogg Company. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Gutierrez led the company through several years of sustained growth before joining the Bush Administration.

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  • New web portal for global thought leadership in financial capability.

    By Citi December 03, 2010 10:50 AM

    Citi has launched a new website built for practitioners and researchers working in the field of financial capability. The website aims to be a center for resource and best practices sharing for the financial capability community, which includes groups working on initiatives like financial literacy, behavior change, financial inclusion and asset building and preservation.

    Located at, it offers specific information on Citi's Financial Capability programs and partnerships, as well as research and reports from a variety of leading sources around the world. Information can be broken down by topic or region, and the site includes a section covering the latest news from the field. Currently, there are spotlights on Child Finance International, the Financial Capability Innovation Fund, the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit and LISC Financial Opportunity Centers.

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  • Citi achieves more green honors.

    By Citi November 19, 2010 04:07 PM

    On the heels of winning The Banker magazine's Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability award and being listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 10th straight year, Citi was also recently named one of the world's top green-IT organizations by IDG's Computerworld magazine and ranked the greenest U.S. bank by Newsweek magazine.

    "This is a strong validation of our environmental initiatives, which have produced real results," said Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citi. "Having found innovative ways to increase our operating efficiency through sustainable IT and design, we continue to demonstrate how working toward environmental sustainability makes fundamental business sense."

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  • "Most improved" in equity lending.

    By Citi November 19, 2010 09:46 AM

    Global Investor/ISF magazine cited Citi as "Most Improved Lender" in its 2010 Equity Lending Survey. Respondents also ranked Citi as the number one provider in the "Market Knowledge: Emerging Markets" and the "Operations: Trade Support/Settlement" award categories. In all, Citi's equity lending capabilities were ranked among the top three in 17 categories surveyed by the publication.

    The 2010 Equity Lending Survey measures perceptions by borrowers of the quality of the services provided to them by lenders. In addition to points rankings, the research also compiles verbatim comments from survey respondents.

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  • Pandit is contender for MarketWatch CEO of the Year.

    By Citi November 17, 2010 05:17 PM

    MarketWatch senior editors named Citi CEO Vikram Pandit to the shortlist of candidates for a reader's choice vote on its 2010 CEO of the Year. The four other nominees are Ford Motor's Alan Mulally, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Steve Jobs and Netflix's Reed Hastings. Voters are being asked to consider which CEO has done the best job for his shareholders, customers and employees in 2010. The winner will be announced on Dec. 8.

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  • Helping military veterans find jobs.

    By Suni Harford, Regional Head of Markets, Citi November 17, 2010 04:53 PM

    Christopher Perkins, a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and now head of Citibank's Derivatives Intermediation and Clearing in the Americas, spoke to USA Today about Citi's industry-leading work to help military veterans transition into the workforce. The company's efforts include actively recruiting employees into Citi, guiding peer firms on similar initiatives and working with veterans advocacy groups on outreach, training and placements for ex-military personnel seeking careers throughout the financial services industry and elsewhere.

    "Taking care of and assisting veterans to me is not solely the government's responsibility--it is the responsibility of all of us," Perkins said in the piece. "Americans don't have to serve in the military to serve their country. Rather, they can serve by getting involved in the veteran's community to assist with job placement, mentoring, etc. The challenge is raising awareness of the need and then making it easy for people to get involved."

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  • Spotlight on Citi's microfinance leadership.

    By Citi November 05, 2010 11:58 AM

    Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development, recently shared his observations on trends in microfinance as the keynote speaker at Columbia Business School's "Social Enterprise Conference 2010." In his address, he outlined the Citi Foundation's longstanding philanthropic support for the microfinance sector and also discussed the strategy underlying Citi Microfinance, which launched in 2005 as a business to serve microfinance institutions (MFIs) as clients and partners.

    Annibale told the audience that, working across Citi's businesses, product groups and geographies, Citi Microfinance serves more than 100 MFIs, networks and investors as clients in over 40 countries, offering products and services that in turn allow them to expand access to financial services to the underserved on an individual level. These include local currency financing, hedging and transaction services as well as development and distribution of savings, remittances and insurance products. Referring to the economist who developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance, Annibale said, "[I]f Muhammad Yunus is the 'Banker to the Poor,' then we're the 'banker to the banker of the poor.'"

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  • On leadership: Citi Cards' Peggy Humes.

    By Citi October 28, 2010 12:26 PM

    Ingram's, a monthly business magazine, featured Peggy Humes, Kansas City site president for Citigroup's Citi Cards, among an elite group of accomplished business women in its 2010 "Women Executives of Kansas City" issue. In an interview, Humes discussed her leadership style, in which she aims to be open and direct in all her communications. "Be honest, be real and invest in people emotionally," she told the magazine. "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

    The article is available in the October issue at

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  • Congratulations, Rebecca!

    By Citi October 14, 2010 12:11 PM

    Financial Women's Association of San Francisco (FWA) recently hosted a lunch to celebrate its 2010 Financial Woman of the Year: Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, President of Citibank. At the lunch in downtown San Francisco, more than 600 people gathered to honor Rebecca.

    Photo: Justin Jones

    Each year the FWA chooses a leader in the Bay Area who demonstrates a commitment to her profession and community, and who actively promotes the advancement of women. "As an outstanding professional in the financial services industry, a visionary leader and a fantastic mentor for women, Rebecca lives the values of our organization," the FWA said when it announced the 2010 winner.

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  • Citi's efforts to hire veterans.

    By Citi October 06, 2010 11:08 AM

    In a recent Fox News segment, Suni Harford, Regional Head of Markets in Citi's Institutional Client Group, discussed our efforts to recruit and hire U.S. veterans. Our commitment to helping America's heroes find employment and job fulfillment is part of our dedication to practicing responsible finance. It's why we work with organizations like Wall Street Warfighters, whose mission is to identify, develop, and place disabled veterans in long-term professions in the financial services industry.

    "Veterans are a tremendous resource," Harford said. "They've got maturity; they've got multi-tasking nailed; they handle stressful situations well, obviously. It's a tremendous learning experience they have overseas."

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