Candida "Candi" Wolff
EVP Global Government Affairs, Citigroup
As Citigroup's liaison to legislators and policymakers around the globe, Candi Wolff still uses her deep Rolodex of government contacts to put out political fires that flare up and threaten to harm Citigroup's interests.
But as Citi has regained its footing, and as policymakers have settled at least some of the questions raised by the financial crisis, Wolff and her team have been able to take an increasingly proactive approach, identifying the issues and formulating recommendations that will impact a broad range of Citi's long-term objectives.
Wolff, a lawyer who served as President George W. Bush's chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill, has been developing and advocating Citi's positions on key topics like cyber security, mobile payments regulation and corporate tax reform, in addition to guarding the firm's interests in areas such as derivatives regulation and the ongoing debate over too-big-to-fail.