Ms. Magner is a co-founder of Brysam Global Partners, a private equity firm that invests in financial services firms with a focus on consumer opportunities in emerging markets. She was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup's Global Consumer Group from August 2003 until her departure in October 2005. She served in various roles at Citigroup, and a predecessor company, CitiFinancial (previously Commercial Credit), since 1987. She currently serves as a director of Accenture Ltd. and Charles Schwab Corporation. She has been a director of Gannett since 2006.
Marge Magner is a founding member and general partner of Brysam Global Partners, a private-equity firm that invests in consumer financial services in emerging markets.
Prior to the formation of Brysam Global Partners, Magner served as chairman and CEO of the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup from 2003 to October 2005. During this time, Magner was named to the Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women in Business from 2001 to 2004, Forbes' list of World’s Most Powerful Women (#19), and U.S. Banker’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Banking (#1), among others.
In addition to achievements in business and banking, Ms. Magner is a passionate advocate on issues affecting consumers, women and youth globally. From starting Community Development and Microfinance business units at Citigroup to championing issues such as global poverty, microfinance and children, Magner helps to bring a more integrated, innovative business approach to the philanthropic world.
Currently, she is a director of Accenture, a management consulting and technology services company; and Gannett Company, Inc., a publishing company. She just completed two two-year terms as Chairman for the Brooklyn College Foundation. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, and a member of the board of Millennium Promise.
Magner holds a B.S. in psychology from Brooklyn College and an M.S.I.A. degree from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.more » « less