Ellen Alemany

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Ellen Alemany is head of RBS Americas and chairman and chief executive officer of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. the 12th largest bank in the U.S. by assets.[1] She is the only woman member of RBS’s nine-member executive leadership team.

RBS Americas includes a broad range of commercial banks and businesses, including RBS Citizens Financial Group – Citizens Bank, Charter One, RBS card services and RBS asset finance – RBS global banking and markets Americas, global transaction services Americas, and RBS Citizens business services. RBS Citizens Financial Group is a $130 billion commercial bank holding company regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

In 2011, American Banker named Alemany the 5th most powerful woman in banking.[2] She is a director of Automated Data Processing;[3] treasurer, director and a member of the executive committee of the Financial Services Roundtable;[4] and a board member of The Clearing House Payments Company.

Career[edit]

Previous to joining RBS Americas in 2007, Alemany was CEO of Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services. In her twenty years at Citibank, she served in various positions including president and CEO of CitiCapital, country corporate officer for the United Kingdom, chairman and CEO of Citibank International, plc, and a member of the board of Citibank, N.A.

She started her banking career at Chase Manhattan in 1977,[5] and previous to that worked for IBM’s legal department while completing her MBA. She holds an MBA from Fordham University with a specialization in finance, awarded in 1980,[6] and graduated from the University of Bridgeport in three years with a degree in English literature.[7]

Alemany chairs the boards of directors of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and RBS Citizens, N.A. From 2008 through 2010, she served on the Federal Advisory Council as the First District Representative,[8] advising the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Awards[edit]

In May 2012, Alemany was honored by the Center for Discovery for her leadership as a board director and advocate at their Evening of Discovery Benefit, where she raised over $1 million for the Center.[9] In May 2011, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from Bryant University,[10] and awarded the Foreign Policy Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award.[11] In 2010, she was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame,[12] and in 2008 Forbes named her the 26th most powerful woman in the United States.[13] Alemany has been on the American Banker/US Banker list of the most powerful women in banking since 2005.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Alemany and her husband have three children. In addition to her other boards, she also serves on the boards of the National Constitution Center,[14] Providence College Business Advisory Council, and Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business. Previously, she served as the chairperson of the March of Dimes New York Division Board of Directors.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Annual Report" (PDF). Citizens Financial Group 2011 Annual Report. Citizens Financial Group. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking". American Banker. 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Automatic Data Processing". Automatic Data Processing. Reuters. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". The Financial Services Roundtable. The Financial Services Roundtable. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Most Powerful Women in New York 2007". Crain's New York. September 16, 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Citigroup appoints Ellen Alemany CEO of global transaction services". Citigroup appoints Ellen Alemany CEO of global transaction services. Finextra. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Brinkley, Amy. "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking". 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. American Banker. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "2009 Annual Report". 2009 Annual Report. The Federal Reserve Board. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Aspan, Maria. "Personal and Professional: RBS Citizens CEO Alemany Honored". Personal and Professional: RBS Citizens CEO Alemany Honored. American Banker. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Citizens Financial Group Chairman and CEO Ellen Alemany awarded honorary degree from Bryant University". Citizens Financial Group Chairman and CEO Ellen Alemany awarded honorary degree from Bryant University. Reuters. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Citizens Financial Group Chairman and CEO Ellen Alemany honored by Foreign Policy Association with Corporate Social Responsibility". Citizens Financial Group Chairman and CEO Ellen Alemany honored by Foreign Policy Association with Corporate Social Responsibility. Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "2010 Honorees" (PDF). Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, 2010 Honorees. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "The 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. August 27, 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "People on the Move". Philadelphia Business Journal. March 10, 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 

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