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John S. Reed ’61, SM ’65

Chairman of the MIT Corporation, emeritus

Chairman and CEO, Citigroup, 1998 - 2000

 

Chairman of the MIT Corporation, emeritus

Chairman and CEO, Citigroup, 1998 - 2000

 

 

John S. Reed ’61, SM ’65
Chairman of the MIT Corporation, emeritus
MIT Corporation life member
Chairman and CEO, Citigroup, 1998 - 2000

Before being elected chairman of the MIT Corporation in 2010, John S. Reed served as cochairman, then chairman and CEO of CitiCorp/Citigroup from 1984–2000. He was also chairman of the New York Stock Exchange from 2003–2005. Mr. Reed received bachelor’s degrees from MIT and Washington and Jefferson College, as well as a master’s degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Reed was integrally responsible for encouraging the widespread use of the ATM throughout the United States.

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Concerns on the fate of higher education in the US.
  • CitiCorp’s financial crisis in the 1990s.
  • Experiences as an officer in the US Army.
  • Experiences as chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.

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