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Fireside Chat with Ellen Alemany, Chair and CEO of CIT Group

Tuesday, March 26
8 – 10 a.m.
140 W 62nd St Room G76
140 West 62nd St
New York, NY 10023
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Please join Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, in a conversation with Ellen Alemany, GABELLI ’80, Chairwoman and CEO of CIT Group. Dean Rapaccioli will explore Alemany’s insights on holistic leadership. Alemany, named to the “Most Powerful Woman in Banking” list by American Banker, will share her perspective on strategic planning, developing resilience, and the importance of culture in driving the turnaround of CIT.

Ellen R. Alemany is chairwoman and CEO of CIT Group and chairwoman and CEO of CIT’s bank subsidiary. She was named CEO in April 2016, became chairwoman in May 2016, and is leading CIT’s evolution as a leading national bank that empowers businesses and personal savers.

Alemany formerly headed the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Americas, the management structure that oversees RBS’ businesses in the Americas. She also served as chair and CEO for RBS Citizens Financial Group Inc. Prior to RBS, she served as CEO for Global Transaction Services at Citigroup. Alemany held a number of senior positions during her tenure at Citigroup, including executive vice president for commercial business and president and CEO of CitiCapital. She also held a number of executive positions in Citigroup’s Global Corporate Bank, including customer group executive of North American markets; global industry head of media and communications; U.S. industry head of consumer products; and customer group executive for the Global Relationship Bank in Europe, based in London.

Alemany received her M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University. She serves on the boards of Fidelity National Information Services Inc., the Center for Discovery, Operation HOPE, and the Partnership for New York City. She also serves on the board of advisors for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Board of Trustees for the Conference Board.

For more information, please contact Rose Marie Reyes at or 212-636-6489.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, and the public.