Hamid Biglari is Vice Chairman of Citicorp, the strategic arm of Citigroup.

Dr. Biglari has held a number of senior roles within the organization, including Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, which represents the global investment banking and trading and sales arm of Citigroup/Citicorp.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Dr. Biglari was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm, where he co-led the firm’s investment banking consulting practice. His experience spans the entire spectrum of consumer and wholesale financial services.

Prior to that, he was a theoretical research physicist at Princeton University’s Plasma Physics Laboratory, the nation’s leading center for controlled thermonuclear fusion research.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustee of the Asia Society, and a Board member of the US-China Business Council. In 2009, Dr. Biglari was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, given for outstanding contributions by immigrants to the United States.

He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University. Prior to that, Dr. Biglari received a B.S. in Applied Physics and a B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University.

Last Updated: April 3, 2014



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