Todd Thomson says background ‘pretty good’ for Citi’s top job

November 6, 2007

thomson2.jpgIs Todd Thomson, former head of global wealth management at Citigroup, angling to return to his former employer as CEO?

Thomson was forced out of his job in January after an incident in which he was reported to have returned from a business trip to China on a Citi corporate jet accompanied only by CNBC TV journalist Maria Bartiromo, and amid allegations of lavish spending.

But others, including Thomson, have said the main issue was tension with Citi’s then CEO Chuck Prince, who quit over the weekend.

So now that Prince is gone, could Thomson, who also previously served as the bank’s chief financial officer be a candidate for the job?

“My own view is that my background is pretty good for that, given what I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished,” Thomson said at the Reuters Finance Summit, while making clear that he hasn’t been contacted about returning to his old employer. At least, not yet.

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