A. Richard Janiak

Biography of A. Richard Janiak

Portrait of Richard Janiak.

Managing Director, Citigroup, Inc.
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

A. Richard Janiak '68 is Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Products Risk at Citigroup.  He joined Smith Barney in 1970 and held various positions in investment banking, including spending three years heading the firm’s Tokyo office, two years in Paris and several years as Co-Head of Smith Barney’s Investment Banking Division.  He was named Head of the International Private Client Group of Smith Barney Inc. following the merger of Smith Barney with Salomon Brothers in 1997.

In May 2005 Richard assumed one of his current responsibilities as Chairman of the Citigroup’s Global Distribution Product Approval Committee, which committee is responsible for the approval of all new investment and capital markets products distributed through Citigroup’s global private client distribution channels.  He is also a member of Citigroup’s Fixed Income and Equity Commitment Committees and serves on the Global Investment Committee of the Citigroup Private Bank.

Richard’s previous board memberships include genesis Energy, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership; Mayflower Group, a transportation and moving company; Fubon Securities Co. in Taipei, Taiwan; Global Wrap Consulting Group in Tokyo, Japan; K.E.B.-Smith Barney Securities in Seoul, Korea; Soditic Finance in Geneva, Switzerland; and A Better Chance, a non-profit organization assisting children of color in the pursuit of education.