Deborah Hopkins is Citi's Chairman of Venture Capital Initiatives and Chief Innovation Officer.
In her role as Venture Capital Initiatives Chairman, she oversees the development and enhancement of Citi's relationships with the global venture capital community. Citi created this role in 2010, recognizing that new and emerging business opportunities are increasingly driven through collaboration and engagement with venture capital firms, start-up companies and corporate partners, both in mature and emerging markets.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Ms. Hopkins is responsible for developing and leading Citi's approach to creative, forward-looking collaboration with external constituencies, including current and prospective clients, venture capital firms, government agencies and academic institutions. She also works to maximize creativity within Citi to ensure operating efficiencies globally, across products, regions and the enterprise as a whole. In addition, she is Co-Chair of Citi's Women's Initiative.
Since joining Citi in 2003, Ms. Hopkins has held several senior roles at the company. From 2003 to 2005, she was Chief Operations & Technology Officer. Prior to that, she was Head of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions.
Before coming to Citi, Ms. Hopkins held senior-level positions at several global companies, including Chief Financial Officer for The Boeing Company and for Lucent Technologies. Prior to that, Ms. Hopkins was Vice President of Finance for General Motors Europe.
In addition to her positions at Citi, Ms. Hopkins serves on the Advisory Board of Riverwood Partners. She was a member of the Board of Directors for DuPont between 2000 and 2005, and in 2000, Fortune magazine named her the second most powerful woman in American business.