Bill Mills is CEO of North America for Citi. He heads Citi Community Development and International Franchise Management in approximately 100 countries around the globe and also has operating responsibility for Citi Holdings and Citi’s business in Japan.
From 2008 to 2011, he was CEO of EMEA, where he was responsible for the performance of all of Citi’s broad range of client segments across the region, including consumers, operations, institutions and governments. In his position in North America, Bill is focused on serving clients, working with regulators and managing expenses for Citi’s businesses in the region.
Until taking on the role as CEO of Citi EMEA, Bill was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citi Markets & Banking EMEA.
Bill has more than 40 years of experience in financial services, including 35 with Citi. Before relocating to London, he was Chief Executive Officer of Salomon Smith Barney Asia Pacific and a member of the Salomon Smith Barney Management Committee. In that role, Bill was responsible for the Firm’s investment banking, equity, fixed income, private client services, and other operations conducted in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the sub-continent.
Bill began his Citi career in New York where he formed and headed the debt origination and securitization group at Smith Barney, served as co-head of Smith Barney’s Financial Institutions Division, and spent five years as co-head of the Investment Banking Division. Before joining Smith Barney in 1982, he was a Vice President at Standard & Poor's Corporation, where he was a member of the Structured Finance Rating Committee.
Bill is a Board Member of CitiFinancial Credit Company, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (CGMI), the Citi Foundation and City Harvest. He is Chairman of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and is a Fellow of The Foreign Policy Association.
He is a 1977 graduate of Denison University.