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William Reginald Rhodes Edit Profile

also known as Bill Rhodes

diversified financial services company executive

William Reginald Rhodes, American Banker. Decorated commander National Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil, chevalier Legion of Honor, France, Orden de Mayo, Argentina, officer Order Francisco Miranda 1st and 3rd classes, Order Merito en el Trabajo 1st class, Venezuela, Americas award, 1997, The American Association of Immunologists African Business Development award, 1998.


Rhodes, William Reginald was born on August 15, 1935 in New York City.


Bachelor in History, Brown University, 1957. Degree (honorary), Brown University, 2005.


Senior officer international banking group-Latin American and Caribbean, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1977-1980;senior corporation officer Latin American and Caribbean, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1980-1984;chairman restructuring committee, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1984-1990;group executive, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1986-1990;also chairman bank advisory committees for Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1982-1990;co-chairman bank advising committee for Mexico, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1982-1990;senior executive-international, Citibank, N.A., New York City, 1990-1991;vice chairman, Citibank, N.A., New York City, since 1991. Vice chairman Institute International Finance, Metropolitan Museum Business Committee. Member executive com.Bretton Woods Committee, United States-Russia Business Council.

Past chairman advising committee Export-Import Bank of the United States. Past chairman, United States Section, Venezuela-United States Business Council, External Advisory Board for Columbia University Program in Economics Policy Management. Founding member United States National Advisory Council to the International Management Center, Budapest.

Active United States-Egyptian President Council. Board directors Citibank, Conoco, Inc., Private Export Funding Corporation, Council Economics Development, ChipCo.


Chairman Northfield-Mount Hermon School, Hong Kong-United States Business Council. Board directors, governor, trustee New York and Presbyterian Hospital. Board overseers Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.

Active Lincoln Center Corporate Leadership Committee. Vice-chairman Metropolitan Museum Art Business Committee and chairman committee. Board directors Africa-American Institute.

Vice chairman board National Committee on United States-China Relations. Honorary chairman, Sister City Program of City of New York. Member Americas Society (chairman board directors), Council of Americas (chairman board directors), Bankers Association Financial and Trade (past president, Banker of Year award 2004), Council Foreign Relations, Venezuelan-America Chamber of Commerce (past president), Foreign Policy Association (board directors).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading history, jogging, swimming, archeaology.


Son of Edward R. and Elsie Rhodes. Divorced; 1 child, Elizabeth.

Edward R.

Elsie Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes