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Hyatt Regency
Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: (310) 228-1234

Deborah Hopkins

Chairman of Venture Capital Initiatives and Chief Innovation Officer


Ms. Hopkins has served as Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer since 2008. Her mission is client-focused innovation. Based in Palo Alto California, Ms. Hopkins focuses on building partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups, corporations, universities and thought leaders to support the incubation of emerging technologies in the design, development, and implementation of disruptive customer-centric business models. In this role she works across all Citi’s business units to maximize creativity and to ensure operating efficiencies globally, across products, regions and the enterprise as a whole. Further, she serves as Chairman of Citi Venture Capital Initiatives seeking investment opportunities that support and enhance her mission. 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. She has served also as Co-Chair of Citi’s Women’s Initiative. Before coming to Citi, Ms. Hopkins held senior-level positions at several global companies, including CFO 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 is a Board Member at QlikTech Inc and serves also on the Advisory Board of Riverwood Partners. She was a member of the Board of Directors for DuPont between 2000 and 2005. Fortune magazine has twice named her one of the most powerful women in American business and in 2011 she was named to Institutional Investors top Tech 50 list.