Marjorie Magner, a member of Accenture's board of directors since February 2006 and our Chair since January 2019, is a founding member and partner of Brysam Global Partners. Ms. Magner served as our lead director from January 2014 until January 2019, when she was appointed Chair.
Prior to the formation of Brysam, Ms. Magner served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup from 2003 to October 2005. In this position she was responsible for the company's operations serving consumers through retail banking, cards and consumer finance, as well as for finance, credit and other staff functions. During this time, Ms. Magner was named to the Fortune magazine list of Most Powerful Women in Business from 2001 to 2004, Forbes magazine list of World's Most Powerful Women (No. 19), and U.S. Banker's list of the Most Powerful Women in Banking (No. 1), among others.
In addition to her achievements in business and banking, Ms. Magner is a passionate advocate on issues affecting consumers, women and youth globally.
From starting community development and microfinance business units at Citigroup to championing issues such as alleviating global poverty, microfinance and aiding children, Ms. Magner helps to bring a more integrated, innovative business approach to the philanthropic world.
Ms. Magner serves as a member of the Brooklyn College Foundation, on the Dean's Advisory Council for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, on the board of UJA-Federation of NY and as a trustee of WNET – New York Public Media. She also serves on the board of Ally Financial Inc. and previously served on the board of TEGNA Inc. (formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc.) from 2006 to 2018, including as non-executive chairman from 2011 to 2018.
Ms. Magner holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and an MSIA degree from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.