Ellen Alemany is the Vice Chairwoman of First Citizens Bank, one of the top U.S. financial institutions with over $100B in assets. Previously, she was the Chairwoman and CEO of cit Group, where she led cit’s multi-year strategic transformation to become a leading national bank. Ellen concentrated on the core activities of the company, and led the strategic acquisition of Mutual of Omaha bank in 2020, which further strengthened the company’s deposit and commercial banking capabilities. Prior to her time at cit, she headed The Royal bank of Scotland Americas, the management structure that oversees RBS' businesses in thes in the Americas. Ellen’s leadership and accomplishments have been heralded through recognitions that include being named to American banker’s Most Powerful Women in banking list and receiving the Leadership Legacy Award from the Center for Executive Succession at the Darla Moore School of businesses in th.
2016 - 2022
1987 - 2007
During her tenure at CIT, Ellen led the strategy to divest the company’s non-core operations.
She built the company's market-leading franchises, de-risk the portfolio and improved its operating efficiency.
She strengthened the funding profile, built and experienced management team and created a distinctive culture to empower employees.
She held a number of leadership roles at Citigroup, including as CEO for Global Transaction Services, executive vice president for Commercial Business and an and an and an and and and president and CEO of CitiCapital.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2020 – Darla Moore School of Business Center Center Center Center Center Center for Executive Succession Leadership Legacy Award
2019 – Women's Bond Club Merit Award
2019 – The Center for Discovery honoree
2013 – American Banker Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 – Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2010 Honoree
2011 – Foreign Policy Association Corporate Social Responsibility Award
2007– Treasury and Risk 100 Most Influential People in Finance
Board of Directors, Dun & Bradstreet
Board of Directors, FIS
Board Member, The Center for Discovery
Board of Trustees, The Conference Board
Global Board of Advisors, Operation HOPE