Friday, October 15, 2010

Marquette Finance Students to Visit Citibank During FMA NYC Trip - Opportunity to Meet with Dr. Alan MacDonald

On Friday, October 22, Dr. Krause and about 30 Marquette University finance students will be visiting Citigroup's corporate headquarters at 399 Park Avenue in New York. They will be the guests of Marquette alumni: Sue Harnett, Global Performance Management at Citibank, and Daniel Williams, Managing Director, Citi Private Bank.

Sue Harnett
Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, "We are looking forward to our visit to Citi. Sue and Dan continue to provide opportunities for our students with internship and career opportunities. They also have been instrumental in organizing the annual "Ins and Outs of Wall Street" and video-conferences between MU alumni and students on campus. This will be another excellent opportunity for our students to experience the 'real world' of high finance."

Dan Williams
Sue and Dan will talk with the students about their respective roles at Cita and answer questions. The students will also be treated to a presentation and discussion with Alan MacDonald. He is the Chief Client Officer of Citi.  Additionally, he is a Vice-Chairman and board member of Citibank, Chairman of the Corporate Client Committee and Chair of Citigroup’s Pension Fund Committee.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. MacDonald was Chief Operating Officer of Global Corporate and Investment Banking. From 1998 to 2004, he was head of the Global Corporate Bank. From 1996 to 1998, he was co-head of Global Markets with responsibility for Citibank's corporate finance activities worldwide.

Alan MacDonald
From 1993 to 1996, he was head of Markets & Banking in the United States and Canada. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. MacDonald was head of Citicorp’s International Banking and Finance Sector which provides corporate and investment banking services to Citicorp’s institutional customers in 67 developing and newly industrialized countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

From 1986 to 1990, as head of Citicorp’s North American Investment Bank, Mr. MacDonald had responsibility for foreign exchange trading and sales; U.S. Treasury and Agency trading, finance and sales; interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives; corporate finance; asset-backed securities; municipal finance; Citicorp’s U.S. dollar funding; and Canada and Puerto Rico investment banking activities.

Prior to this, Dr. MacDonald served as Head of Citicorp’s Information Business Group for two years. From 1979 to 1984, he served as CEO of Banco de Investimento Crefisul, Citicorp’s 49 percent-owned investment banking subsidiary in Brazil. During 1974 to 1979, Mr. MacDonald was in turn head of Citicorp’s Leasing, Finance and Export Trading subsidiaries in Colombia, and in 1976, was named CEO of Banco Internacional de Colombia, Citicorp’s 49 percent-owned commercial banking subsidiary in Colombia.

Prior to joining Citicorp, Mr. MacDonald was an economist with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe based in Geneva, Switzerland from 1971 to 1974 and was a Financial Management Associate with General Motors in Wilmington, Delaware from 1962 to 1966.

Dr. MacDonald earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Drexel University in 1966, a Master of Science Degree from the London School of Economics in 1968, and his Doctorate in Economics at Cambridge University, England in 1971. He is a member of The Conference Board; a member of the Economic Club of New York; a Trustee of the American Council in Germany; a Trustee of the Japan Society; a Trustee of the South Fork (Long Island NY) Chapter of the Nature Conservancy; a Trustee, member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Marketing Committee of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; a Trustee, member of the Executive Committee; and Chairman of the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics and Co-Chairman of the Research Committee of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has served as a Director of Liberty Brokerage Company; Director of the American Bankers Association Securities Association; and as a member of New York Partnership’s High Tech Committee.