Vikram S. Pandit PhD ’86
Vikram Pandit is the former CEO of Citigroup. Before being named chief executive officer on December 11, 2007, Mr. Pandit was chairman and chief executive officer of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, which includes Markets & Banking and Citi Alternative Investments.
Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Pandit was a founding member and chairman of the members committee of Old Lane, LP, a multistrategy 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, Mr. Pandit taught at Indiana University. He has also taught at Columbia Business School.
Mr. Pandit is a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, India) and a member of the New York City Partnership. He is a former board member of the Trinity School and the American India Foundation, and he served on the NASDAQ stock market board from 2000 to 2003.
Born in India, Mr. Pandit received three degrees from Columbia: a BS in electrical engineering in 1976, an MS in electrical engineering in 1977, and a PhD in business in 1986. He joined the Board of Overseers at the Columbia Business School in 2002 and has hosted events at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup for Columbia 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.