Hamid Biglari is Vice Chairman of Citicorp, the strategic operating arm of Citigroup. He has two executive responsibilities. As Head of Emerging Markets, he has responsibility for prioritization, resource allocation and portfolio optimization globally across emerging markets countries, working closely with Citi’s regional CEOs. As Head of Content, he has responsibility for driving and leading Citigroup’s intellectual content generation, including its various Research departments.
Prior to that role, Mr. Biglari 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, Mr. 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 base 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 and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. In 2009, Mr. Biglari was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, given for outstanding contributions by immigrants to the United States.
Dr. Biglari holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University. Prior to that, he received a B.S. in applied physics and a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University, both with Distinction.