Ellen Alemany

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ellen Alemany
Born Ellen Rose Alemany
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality United States
Education B.A. (English Literature)
M.B.A (Finance)
Alma mater University of Bridgeport
Academy of Mt. Saint Ursula

Ellen Rose Alemany is an American banker. In October 2013, she retired as chairman and CEO of RBS Citizens Financial Group and RBS Americas.[1] She returned from retirement in 2015 to become chairwoman and CEO of CIT Group and chairwoman, CEO, and president of CIT Bank.[2] Alemany is on the boards of Automatic Data Processing, CIT and Fidelity National Information Services.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Ellen Rose Alemany was born in New York City to William P. Luciani and Lucy M. Luciani. She attended secondary school at the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula in The Bronx, New York. After graduating from the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula High School in 1973, Alemany enrolled at the University of Bridgeport where she graduated in three years in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Alemany was awarded a master's in business administration from Fordham University Graduate School of Business with a specialization in finance in 1980.[3] She completed the Credit Training Program at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1981.[4]

In May 2011, she received an honorary doctorate from Bryant University.[citation needed]


RBS Citizens Financial Group[edit]

Alemany joined RBS Americas as chairman and CEO in 2007. In 2008, Alemany was named CEO of RBS Citizens Financial Group, the country's 12th largest bank by assets [5] and was appointed chairman and CEO in 2009. RBS Citizens is a commercial bank holding company regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Alemany managed 19,000 employees over a 12 state retail and commercial banking footprint stretching from New England through the Mid-Atlantic and into three states in the Midwest.[citation needed]

Alemany chaired RBS Citizens Financial Group and RBS Citizens, N.A.[6] She was also a member of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group's executive committee, RBS's nine-member executive leadership team.[citation needed]


Alemany joined Citibank in 1987 and held various positions including Executive Vice President for the Commercial Business Group, which includes CitiCapital, the Commercial Markets Group and the Commercial Real Estate Group. CitiCapital, where she also served as President and CEO, was the second-largest bank-owned leasing company in North America.

She held a number of executive positions in Citigroup's Global Corporate Bank, including Customer Group Executive of North American Markets, Global Industry Head of Media and Communications, and U.S. Industry Head of Consumer Products, before being appointed Executive Vice President of Citibank and Customer Group Executive for the Global Relationship Bank in Europe, based in London, in 1999. She also served as Chairman and CEO for Citibank International plc, Citibank's European bank; Country Corporate Officer for the United Kingdom; and member of the Board of Citibank, N.A.

Other positions[edit]

Federal Advisory Council[edit]

Alemany was appointed as the First District Representative on the Federal Advisory Council that advises the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Alemany served a three-year term from 2008-2010.[7]

Alemany served as Treasurer and Executive committee member of the Financial Services Roundtable, board member of The Clearing House Payments Company, board member of Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and board member of The Equipment Leasing & Finance Association.

Current boards[edit]

Alemany has been serving on the board of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) since 2012. ADP is one of the largest providers of business processing and cloud based solutions to employers around the world.[8]

Alemany joined the board of CIT in January 2014. CIT provides commercial financing, lending, leasing and advisory services to small and middle market businesses.[9]

In 2014, Alemany joined the board of Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), the world's largest global provider of banking and payments technology, consulting and outsourcing solutions.[10]

Alemany has been serving on the Center for Discovery Board of Directors since 2008.[11] From 2002-10, she was a Member of the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes (NY Division).[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2007 Alemany named to Treasury and Risk's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance (Bankers Redefining Their Role and Watching Their Backs).[12]
  • 2009 Alemany named to Forbes Magazine "One of the World's Most Powerful Women" list.[13]
  • 2011 Recipient of the Foreign Policy Association Corporate Social Responsibility Award.[14]
  • 2012 Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2010 Honoree.[15]
  • 2012 Alemany was honored by the Center for Discovery, a non-for-profit provider of educational health and residential services for children and adults with severe disabilities, for her leadership as a board director, advocate and parent.[citation needed]
  • 2013 American Banker Lifetime Achievement Award. American Banker recognized Alemany's contributions and influence, naming her nine times to its annual list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.[16]


  1. ^ "RBS Citizens Financial Group Announces CEO Succession Plan". Citizens Bank. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ellen R. Alemany". cit.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Citigroup appoints Ellen Alemany CEO of global transaction services". Finextra. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Most Powerful Women in New York 2007". Crain's New York. September 16, 2007. 
  5. ^ "2011 Annual Report" (PDF). Citizens Financial Group 2011 Annual Report. Citizens Financial Group. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "RBS Announces Ellen Alemany as Chairman of Citizens Financial Group". PR Newswire. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Federal Reserve Board 95th Annual Report". The Federal Reserve Board. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Board of Directors/ Automatic Data Processing". Automatic Data Processing. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ellen R. Alemany/CIT Board Member". CIT Group Inc. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ellen Alemany Joins FIS Board of Directors". FIS. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Center for Discovery-Board of Directors". The Center for Discovery. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "100 Most Influential People in Finance". Treasury & Risk. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes.com LLC. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Foreign Policy Association 2011 Annual Dinner". Foreign Policy Association. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Induction Ceremony 2010". Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Most Powerful Women in Banking". Source Media. Retrieved August 28, 2015.