Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just What What Every Bank Needs, a Mexican Politician on Its Board

Citi's Board of Directors has nominated Ernesto Zedillo as a new non-management director candidate to stand for election at Citi's annual shareholder meeting on April 20, 2010. He was the President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000 and is now Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics at Yale University.

Zedillo (58) worked at Mexico's Central Bank (Banco de Mexico), serving in various positions, including those of deputy Head of Economic Research and deputy Director. Zedillo is on the boards of Alcoa Inc. and Procter & Gamble Company.

Obviously, despite the fact that it almost blew itself up because of schemes far from traditional banking, Citi continues to take the New World Order approach to banking.

There is nothing wrong with Citi attempting to penetrate into Latin America for business but, putting a former Mexican president on the board smacks of penetration via back door crony government deals versus attempting to serve the serve the consumer in the Latin American countries.

Sure, you have to deal with the crooked governments in these countries, but that's what you have connected law firms for. They get things done in a very low key efficient manner. Putting Zedillo on the board sends a different signal, that Citi will not only deal with Latino politicians, but that it is part of the crooked club.


  1. Cross infestation of corporate boards is a key aspect of the Government-Industrial Monstrosity, known for widespread Corporafornicating.

  2. Citi needs globalists on its board. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority sued Citi for fraud:


    Evan Bayh could be a future board member with his sovereign wealth fund and private equity connections.

  3. Zedillo was the last president picked by decree of P.R.I.