Regional Head of Markets, North America
Suni Harford is a Managing Director and Citigroup's Regional Head of Markets for North America. In this capacity, Suni oversees the North American sales, trading and origination businesses of Citi's securities and banking franchise. Citi maintains a premier position across all of its fixed income, currency, equity and commodities offerings. In addition to her current responsibilities, Suni is a member of Citi's Pension Plan Investment Committee, and a Director on the Board of Citibank Canada. Suni is also the co head of Citigroup's global women's initiative, Citi Women.
Prior to her current assignment, Suni was Citi's Global Head of Fixed Income research, where she was responsible for Citigroup's credit analytics, research strategy and fixed income quantitative analytics efforts globally. Ms. Harford also had oversight of Citi's premier fixedincome analytics platform, The Yield Book. From 1995-2004, Ms. Harford served as the cohead of Citi's Fixed Income Capital Markets origination business, where she managed relationships with financial institutions. Ms. Harford serves on the Board of Directors of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. DTCC is the world's largest post-trade financial services company. Suni also serves on the Board of Directors of The Forte Foundation, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women leaders in business, the Board of the Friends of Hudson River Park, and the board of Taproot Foundation, a national organization engaged in skills based volunteerism and pro-bono philanthropy.
Ms. Harford is also passionate about awareness and support for our veteran community, and is involved in many organizations in this regard. In addition to serving on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Veteran's Employment Advisory Council, she has worked with First Lady Michele Obama's Joining Forces initiative.
Ms. Harford represents Citi as a founding member of Veterans on Wall Street, a coalition of major financial services firms established in 2010 to engage the broader industry in efforts to support our transitioning veterans. Having helped formalize Citi's very successful Veterans Initiative, CitiSalutes, in 2009, she remains the senior business sponsor for the initiative. Ms. Harford joined Salomon Brothers in January 1993, after five years with Merrill Lynch & Co. where she was a Vice President in Investment Banking. She joined Merrill upon graduation from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she received her M.B.A. Prior to business school, Ms. Hartford was an actuary at Insurance Services Office, Inc.
Suni received her Bachelor of Science degree from Denison University, where she majored in physics and math.