Mark G. Shafir
Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Citigroup Inc.
Mr. Mark G. Shafir has been the Global Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions of Citigroup Inc. since January 30, 2011 and September 18, 2008 respectively. Mr. Shafir has been a Co-head of Global Technology Media And Telecommunications Group at Citigroup Inc. since January 30, 2011. Mr. Shafir served as the Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions of Citigroup Inc. since September 18, 2008. He has 23 years of Wall Streetexperience. He has 18-year investment banking career. Mr. Shafir served as a Managing Director and Global head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., since April 8, 2003. He served as a Managing Director and Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Lehman Brothers Inc. He was responsible for all aspects of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s Mergers and Acquisitions related strategic advisory and execution practice. He served as Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and the Chairman of Lehman Brothers. Mr. Shafir advised Hewlett-Packard on its $13.9 billion acquisition of Electronic Data Systems, CME Group on its $9.5 billion purchase of Nymex Holdings and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on its $9 billion acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He began his career in 1985 at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Shafir was a Partner at Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc., where he served as Director of Investment Banking. He served at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he served as its Head of Global Technology Investment Banking and Head of Technology Mergers and Acquisition. Mr. Shafir has advised clients on over $100 billion of transactions, including, more recently, assignments for Cisco Systems, JDS Uniphase, Ericsson, Royal Philips Electronics, Pirelli, Solectron, PMC-Sierra, and Oracle, among others. He was a Marshall Scholar at Kings College, Cambridge University. Mr. Shafir holds a B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.