Raymond J. McGuire
Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking
“The arts make invaluable educational and cultural contributions to the communities we serve. Citi has a long history of supporting the arts. We are committed to continue enabling their progress as powerful tools to engage societies around the world."
Raymond J. McGuire, Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi
A contemporary art collector, active arts leader and philanthropist, Raymond J. McGuire says his primary reason for supporting education and the arts is because they engage, inspire, enlighten and give hope to the aspirations of our youth to be the best in their careers and lifelong endeavors.
Raised in Dayton, Ohio, by his social-worker mother, McGuire completed his studies at Harvard College, A.B. 1979. Between college and graduate school, Mr. McGuire attended the University of Nice, France, while on a Rotary Fellowship. Mr. McGuire continued his education and received dual J.D. and MBA degrees from Harvard Law and Business Schools, respectively. Additionally, Mr. McGuire received several educational acknowledgements, including a L.H.D. from Pratt Institute (2011) and a L.H.D from Dominican College (2017).
McGuire has held roles at a number of important firms, achieving business and philanthropic successes that amplified each other. Currently, he is the Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Citi, the leading global bank. Citi does business with the world’s largest multinational corporations, institutions and sovereigns (as well as approximately 200 million customers) in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.
McGuire presently serves on numerous boards, including the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, the American Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Citi Foundation, the De La Salle Academy (Chairman Emeritus), the Harvard Club of New York, the Hotchkiss School (Vice President), the New York City Police Foundation, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Public Library (Executive Committee and Co-Chairman Nominating Committee), the Studio Museum in Harlem (Chairman) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (Executive Committee). In the past, he has served on the boards of the FAPE (Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies), the Howard Gilman Foundation, the International Center of Photography (President), the Joseph & Claire Flom Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the San Remo Tenants’ Corporation (President).
McGuire serves on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, which comprises appointees from cultural and artistic organizations and practices. The Commission advises Mayor de Blasio and the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl on issues affecting NYC’s cultural community.
There is no short list of honors, awards and recognition for McGuire’s accomplishments. He has received numerous honors, including the Theodore Roosevelt Award from the Legal Aid Society, the Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Council of Urban Professionals and the Frederick Douglas Award from the New York Urban League. He was also recognized by New York’s Avenue Magazine as one of New York’s “50 Smartest.” Morehouse College inducted McGuire as one of the inaugural members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders. He has been honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Art for Life Foundation and Studio in a School. He has also been honored with Harvard Business School’s African-American Student Union’s Professional Achievement Award and the Harvard Business School Club of New York’s John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award.