Mark A.L. Mason
Chief Financial Officer, Head of Strategy, and M & A, CITI Global Wealth Management
Mark A. L. Mason, a member since 2012, is Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and M & A for Citi Global Wealth Management division, which comprises Citi Smith Barney, Citi Private Bank, and Citi Investment Research. He is also a member of Citi’s Management Committee.
Prior to joining the Citi Global Wealth Management division, he spent three years as Chief of Staff to Citi’s Chairman and CEO. In that capacity, he played a key role in the development and execution of the company’s Five Point Plan, which helped reshape Citi’s culture globally. He led the Client First program to transform Citi from a product-centered to a client-centered organization. In 2001 he joined Citi as Vice President of Corporate Development and worked with multiple Citi business units to enhance Citi’s cross-selling activities. He was instrumental in the formation of Citi Alternative Investments (CAI), and held several positions including Head of Strategy, Planning, and Analysis.
For two years at Lucent Technologies, he was Director of Strategy and Business Development. He spent several years as a strategy consultant with Marakon Associates, working with a number of Fortune 100 companies to develop strategies to maximize shareholder value. He also has experience in Investment Banking with Goldman, Sachs & Co. He earned a Bachelor of Business and Administration degree in Finance with honors at Howard University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.