Jean-Claude Gruffat has recently joined Galileo Global Advisors in New York as a Managing Director. Prior to this move, he was posted in New York as a Managing Director for Citigroup since April 2011.He acted as a senior calling officer worldwide on large multinational companies clients of the firm.
Jean-Claude Gruffat has been European Chairman, Global Subsidiaries Group, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup, and managing director Citibank NA since April 2011. Prior to this New York based assignment, he was since September 1998 Citi Country Officer for France. During his posting in Paris, he ran for over 10 years the Global Relationship Banking teams for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. He also served for a few years as a director of Citibank International plc, headquartered in London. From 1973 to 1994, he had several international assignments in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Macau, and China, then North America for Banque Indosuez, controlled by the Compagnie de Suez. Between 1994 and 1996, he was Executive Vice President and Management Board member of Banque Indosuez, running global investment banking, equities, emerging markets and the Americas out of Paris. After acquisition of Banque Indosuez by Credit Agricole, early 1996, Jean-Claude was appointed Chairman Asia Pacific of Credit Agricole Indosuez, based in Singapore.
He has been a Governor of the American Hospital of Paris and member of its finance committee since 2008. For 3 consecutive years, 2008 till 2011, he was President of the American Chamber of Commerce in France. He is a Foreign trade adviser to the French PM since 1984. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York and Union League Club, of the Hong Kong Club, and Cercle de l’Union Interalliee, and a founding board member of United Way Tocqueville in France. He was nominated in 2012 to the United Way Worldwide Leadership Council. He is a founding member and director of Institut des Libertes, a free market, limited government Paris based think tank chaired by Charles Gave. In September 2013, he was elected a director of the New York based American Hospital of Paris Foundation. Last year he was appointed a member of the international council for the attractivity of Paris, chaired by Bertrand Delanoe, mayor and Christian Sautter, one of his deputies.
Jean Claude Gruffat has a PhD in public law, and a master in political science from the University of Lyon, France, he attended in 1987 the Stanford Executive Program, GSB, Stanford University, CA.more » « less