Vikram Pandit is chief executive officer of Citigroup. Before being named CEO on December 11, 2007, Dr. Pandit was chairman and CEO of Citi's Institutional Clients Group, which includes Markets & Banking and Citi Alternative Investments.
Before joining Citigroup as the chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments, Dr. Pandit was a founding member and chairman of the members committee of Old Lane, LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund and private equity fund manager that was acquired by Citi in 2007. From 2000 to 2005, he was president and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley’s institutional securities and investment banking business and was a member of the firm’s management committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Dr. Pandit taught at Indiana University. He has also taught at Columbia’s Business School
Dr. Pandit is a trustee of the Trinity School in New York City, a member of the Governing Board of the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, India) and a former member of the New York City Investment Fund. He is a former board member of the American India Foundation, and served on the NASDAQ stock market board from 2000 to 2003.
Born in India, Dr. Pandit received four degrees from Columbia: a BS in electrical engineering in 1976, an MS in electrical engineering in 1977, an MBA in 1980, and a PhD in business in 1986. He joined the Board of Overseers at the Graduate School of Business in 2002 and has hosted events at Morgan Stanley for Business School alumni. In 2003, he became a Trustee of Columbia University. He is a member of the executive steering committee for the Columbia Campaign.