Deborah Hopkins has served as Citi's Chief Innovation Officer since 2008. Her mission is client-focused innovation. Based in Palo Alto California, Hopkins focuses on building partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups, corporations, universities and thought leaders to support the incubation of emerging technologies in the design, development, and implementation of disruptive customer-centric business models. In this role she works across all of Citi's business units to maximize creativity and to ensure operating efficiencies globally, across products, regions and the enterprise as a whole. Further, she serves as Chairman of Citi Venture Capital Initiatives seeking investment opportunities that support and enhance her mission.
Hopkins has held several senior roles at the company since joining Citi in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, she was Chief Operations & Technology Officer. Prior to that, she was Head of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions. She has also served as Co-Chair of Citi's Women's Initiative.
Before coming to Citi, Hopkins' leadership roles included Chief Financial Officer for The Boeing Company and for Lucent Technologies. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Finance for General Motors Europe.
In addition to her positions at Citi, Hopkins is a Board Member at QlikTech Inc and also serves on the Advisory Board of Riverwood Partners. She was a member of the Board of Directors for DuPont between 2000 and 2005. Fortune magazine has twice named her one of the most powerful women in American business and in 2011 she was named to Institutional Investors top Tech 50 list.
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Last Updated: Thu, Jan 12, 2012
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