Suni Pederson Harford, 1984
B.S., Denison University
Managing Director and Head of Markets for North America
Citation awarded May, 2014
Suni Harford is a Managing Director and Citigroup’s Head of Markets for North America. In this capacity, she oversees the North American sales, trading, and origination businesses of Citi’s securities and banking franchise. 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. She is also the co head of Citigroup’s global women’s initiative, Citi Women.
Suni is a member of the Board of Directors of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. She also serves on several non-profit Boards including the Forte Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of women leaders in business, the Taproot Foundation, an organization engaged in skills-based volunteerism and pro-bono philanthropy, and the Friends of Hudson River Park. Suni is passionate about awareness and support for our veteran community, and in addition to serving on the US Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Employment Advisory Council, Suni is seconded to Citi’s ex-Chairman Dick Parsons and his work with First Lady Michele Obama’s Joining Forces initiative. She represents Citi as a founding member of Veterans on Wall Street, and having helped formalize Citi’s very successful Veterans Initiative, CitiSalutes, in 2009, Suni remains the senior business sponsor for the initiative.
Suni joined Salomon Brothers in January 1993, after five years with Merrill Lynch & Co. She joined Merrill upon graduation from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to business school, she 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. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children: Devon, Jenna, and Liam.