Gartland and Mellina Group Strategic Advisors
Vikram Pandit, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Orogen Group
Vikram S. Pandit is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Orogen Group, an operating company he created with Atairos Group that makes control and other strategic investments in financial services companies and related businesses.
Mr. Pandit spent his career in financial services and has been a participant in and a catalyst for some of the tremendous changes the industry has experienced over the last several decades. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1983 and ultimately became President and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s institutional securities and investment banking businesses. Mr. Pandit left Morgan Stanley to become a founding member and chairman of the members committee of Old Lane, LP.
When Old Lane was acquired by Citigroup in 2007, Mr. Pandit became Chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments and later led Citi’s Institutional Clients Group. He became CEO of Citigroup in December 2007 and led the company during the most challenging economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression, successfully recapitalizing, restructuring and revitalizing the company before he left in October 2012.
Mr. Pandit is a member of the Board of Directors of Virtusa Corporation, Fair Square Financial Holdings, JM Financial Credit Solutions Ltd., and Bombardier Inc. Mr. Pandit is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.
Mr. Pandit earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in finance from Columbia in 1986.