Jonathan Simon is a Director in Corporate & Investment Banking in the Global Public Sector group at Citi. He is responsible for leading the North American footprint of Citi for Cities, which is Citi’s firm-wide strategy focused on urbanization - promoting financial innovation and solutions that address the challenges of the urban center; He also has senior banker client coverage responsibilities for New York City and related agencies; as well as coverage of subsidiaries of sovereign wealth funds in the United States.
Previously, Jonathan was the Head of Diversity and Employee Programs for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG) from May 2010 – January 2014. He was responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing the overall diversity strategy for this division.
Jonathan joined Citi in 2004 in the Atlanta Corporate Banking office as a Vice President in the Global Consumer & Industrials franchise. He moved to the New York office in 2007 and was a Corporate Banker in the Global Industrials and Healthcare groups until 2010. Prior to Citi, Jonathan worked for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta for eight years in wealth management and corporate banking.
Jonathan is married to Sidney and has two children, McKenzie and Jackson. Jonathan currently serves a Board Member of the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP), which a New York City-based organization focused on the empowerment and mobilization of the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. He is a Board member of The Montclair Public Library Foundation and Succeed2gether, a Montclair, NJ-based organization, which provides tutoring and other academic support to under-served youth. He is a member of the Acquisitions Committee of the Studio Museum of Harlem and the African American Cultural Committee of the Montclair Art Museum. He formerly served on the Associates Council Board of Prep for Prep, a New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare minority students for New York’s most prestigious private schools. Jonathan is also a Corporate Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of Morehouse College with an Honors degree in Finance.