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Vikram Pandit served as CEO of Citigroup from 2007 to 2012, leading the bank amid the global financial crisis. He was the first Indian-American to reach such heights in the financial world. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Morgan Stanley, where he built its electronic trading system, and he is now the executive chairman of the consulting firm TGG. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Columbia University.