Lewis B. Kaden

Former Member, CNAS Board of Directors

Former Vice Chairman, Citigroup

In 2013, Lewis Kaden retired as Vice Chairman of Citigroup, which he had joined in 2005. At Citi, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Business Heads Committee and Business Development Committee; he was Chairman of the Business Practices Committee, Controls and Compliance Committee, the Public Sector Clients Group and the Citi Foundation.

Mr. Kaden was the Lead Independent Director of ArcelorMittal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Markle Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He was a Trustee of Human Rights First, the Century Foundation, the Business Council for International Understanding and a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Kaden was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Previously, he was a Professor of Law at Columbia University from 1976 to 1984 and Director of Columbia’s Center for Law and Economic Studies from 1980 to 1984. He served as a moderator for the Public Broadcasting System’s Media and Society Seminars, including the “Ethics in America” series, which won a Peabody award.

Additionally, Mr. Kaden served as Chairman of the United States Government Overseas Presence Advisory Panel (1999-2000), the Industrial Cooperation Council of the State of New York, and Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on Competitiveness (1987-1992).

Mr. Kaden graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. During 1963-64, he was the John Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

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