James A. Forese is President of Citigroup and CEO of the Institutional Clients Group. Mr. Forese is a member of the Citigroup Operating Committee and is based in New York.
The Institutional Clients Group encompasses the Markets and Securities Services business, Treasury and Trade Solutions business, and Corporate and Investment Banking activities as well as the Citi Private Bank.
Mr. Forese first joined the Salomon Brothers division in 1985 and began his career in securities trading. He was named a Managing Director in 1992 and has held various management positions throughout the Markets division, including head of that division, before being named to run the Securities and Banking unit in 2011.
Mr. Forese graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science. He serves as a Director of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO), the University's endowment management company. Mr. Forese is a member of the Board of Trustees of Colby College. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four sons.