Thomas Trainer has joined Citigroup's global operations and technology unit as head of global information technology. He is to report to Mary Alice Taylor, head of global operations and technology.

Mr. Trainer has been chief information officer at Eli Lilly since 1995; he managed its global information technology organization, spanning more than 100 countries. During his tenure Lilly got recognition for its use of technology, winning the CIO-100 Award, Computerworld Global 10 Award, and Information Week 100 Award.

At Citigroup, Mr. Trainer is to coordinate information technology for all businesses and help direct the growth of technology across all bank operations.

"Tom has tremendous experience in managing and coordinating complex technology initiatives across a global scale," Ms. Taylor said. "His leadership in this field will strengthen Citigroup's information technology efforts across all our businesses worldwide."

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