James A. Forese was named Co-President of Citigroup and Chief Executive Officer of the Institutional Clients Group in January 2013. Mr. Forese is a member of the Operating Committee and Chair of the Risk Management Committee of the Institutional Clients Group. He is based in New York.
The Institutional Clients Group encompasses the firm's Securities and Banking activities and its Transaction Services businesses.
He first joined the firm's 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 and his wife, Jennifer, have four sons.