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Citi Hires Goldman’s Erika Irish Brown to Lead Diversity Efforts

  • Brown will also oversee succession planning at Citigroup
  • Citi is one of few banks to be vocal about goals for diversity
Erika Irish Brown
Erika Irish BrownSource: Citi

Citigroup Inc. hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Erika Irish Brown to help oversee efforts to diversify its workforce.

Brown, who was most recently Goldman’s chief diversity officer, will join Citigroup in the coming months as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and global head of talent. She will also oversee succession planning and leadership development, according to a memo to staff from Sara Wechter, Citigroup’s global head of human resources.