Managing Director, Head of North America Markets, Citigroup
Risk was the main order of business for Suni Harford last year. In her role directing sales, trading and origination for Citigroup's global securities and banking unit, she was charged with identifying franchise risk issues for each product line.
Her teams were also performing assessments on the implementation of Dodd-Frank rules, working with clients, regulators, Capitol Hill staff and internal units on the impact of regulations that kicked in last year. Performance-wise, global securities and banking was able to build market share. It was enough to produce 3 percent year-over-year growth in revenue.
In the first quarter, Harford was named to the board of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation. She also serves on Citi's Pension Plan Investment Committee and is actively involved in military veterans' issues. In addition to helping establish the company's Citi Salutes initiative, she drove Citi's founding membership in Veterans on Wall Street, an industry-wide effort, and helped launch a mentoring program for military spouses through the Business and Professional Women's Foundation.