Management Turnover as Change Agent

Friday, June 5, 2009

CEO Watch - Vikram Pandit, CitiGroup, Update #2

Damian Paletta and David Enrich wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal about growing pressure from the head of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, on executive management at CitiGroup. According to the reporters,

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is pushing for a shake-up of Citigroup Inc.’s top management, imperiling Chief Executive Vikram Pandit, people familiar with the matter said.

The FDIC, under Chairman Sheila Bair, also recently pressed a fellow regulator to lower the government’s confidential ranking of Citi’s health — a change that would let regulators control the firm more tightly.

It is really difficult to determine how all these forces will ultimately play out and what they will mean for Pandit as well as a number of the executives under him. It is certainly possible his tenure may not extend much longer, we will just have to wait and see.

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