(BLACK PR WIRE) (March 2, 2009) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Citigroup today announced that two of its top executive’s Mark Mason, Chief Financial Officer for Citi Holdings and Raymond McGuire, Co-Head, Global Investment Banking, Institutional Clients Group have been named to Black Enterprise’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America list in the magazine’s February issue, currently on newsstands.
The list and accompanying special report spotlight the extraordinary achievements of top African American professionals whose leadership and intellect will help preserve, expand and transform global business for years to come, according to Black Enterprise. The magazine identifies these executives as best positioned to lead the way in a strained global economy.
Ray and Mark embody the spirit of leadership and commitment to excellence that Citi brings to all its relationships with its customers and clients around the world, with the communities we serve, with our shareholders, and with each other. We congratulate them on this well-deserved accolade, said Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup.
Black Enterprise editors chose executives who hold senior management positions including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, or heads of major divisions at one of the top 1,000 publicly traded U.S. companies or at an international corporation with gross revenues of $1 billion or more.
About Mark Mason
Mark Mason is currently Chief Financial Officer for Citi Holdings, which comprises Brokerage and Asset Management, Global Consumer Finance and Citi’s Special Assets Portfolios. Prior to becoming CFO for Citi Holdings, Mason served as CFO and Head of Strategy and M&A for Citigroups Global Wealth Management Division where he was responsible for all aspects of financial management for Citi’s Smith Barney Brokerage business and Global Private Bank.ï¿½
Among his other notable roles at Citi, Mason served in the Office of the Chairman and CEO from 2003 to 2006 as the chief of staff to former Citi Chairman and CEO Charles Prince.
In 2008, Mason was recognized by Crains 40 under 40 and was the recipient a YMCA Business Leadership Award. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business and Administration in Finance and graduated with Honors from Howard University; he also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Raymond McGuire
Raymond McGuire is Citi’s Co-Head of Global Investment Banking, based in New York. He has responsibility for managing the coverage of global industries and clients and executing strategic transactions. He is a member of Citi’s Senior Leadership Committee. At Citi, McGuire has advised on transactions valued at more than $200 Billion, including representing Time Warner in its separation of Time Warner Cable ($45.0 Billion).
Prior to joining Citi, McGuire was the Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley; Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.; and one of the original members of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc.
Presently, McGuire serves on several boards including De La Salle Academy, the International Center of Photography, Lincoln Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The New York Public Library, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is also a Director of the Wyeth Corporation.
Among his many honors and accolades, in May 2008, McGuire was presented with the Frederick Douglas Award by the New York Urban League. He also has been honored by Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Art for Life Foundation and the Pratt Institute, among other institutions.
McGuire received an MBA and a JD from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, respectively, and graduated cum laude from Harvard College.
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