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Karen Peetz joined Citi in 2020 as Chief Administrative Officer. In this role she oversees Citi’s Project Management Office, including its remediation efforts, and Citi’s regulatory engagement globally. Previously, Karen spent almost 20 years at BNY Mellon, ultimately becoming the President of the firm until her departure in 2016. While President, she oversaw the company’s global client management group, covering the firm’s top 500 clients worldwide; regional management (Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America); and its treasury services business. She also led the company’s Human Resources, global innovation and regulatory oversight efforts.
Prior to her appointment as President in 2013, Karen led BNY Mellon’s Financial Markets and Treasury Services group, comprised of: the alternative investment services, broker dealer and advisor services, Pershing, corporate trust, depositary receipts, share owner services and treasury services businesses.
Before joining BNY Mellon in 1998 to run the domestic corporate trust business, Karen spent 16 years with JPMorgan Chase in a variety of commercial lending, sales and business management positions, including an assignment in London.
Since retiring from BNY Mellon, Karen has been active in various corporate and nonprofit boards, including: Trane Technologies (formerly Ingersoll Rand), The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Amherst Holdings, Johns Hopkins University and the Global Lyme Alliance.
Karen is the former Chair of the Boards of United Way of New York City and Penn State University’s Board of Trustees.