Elinor L. Hoover is the Global Co-Head of the Consumer Products Group in Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking division. Her role includes advising corporations globally within the Food & Beverage and Household & Personal Care industries on a broad range of strategic and corporate finance issues. She also serves as Vice Chairman of Capital Markets Origination at Citi. In this capacity she has responsibility for originating the full range of capital markets based solutions, including equity and equity-related financings, debt financings, derivatives and other structured risk solutions. Additionally, she serves on the Management Committee of Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking group and co-heads the division’s Diversity Committee. American Banker has selected Elinor for three years in a row as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Finance.”
Elinor began her career in Finance in 1989 at CS First Boston in the Investment Banking division in New York. She then joined The Blackstone Group in Tokyo, where she worked for two years specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 in the Fixed Income division, where she was responsible for building the firm’s corporate derivatives business in the United States, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. She was promoted to Head of Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Fixed Income Capital Markets in 2005, to Co-Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets North America in 2007 and to Vice Chairman of Global Capital Markets in 2009. Elinor joined Citi in 2011 as Vice Chairman of Capital Markets Origination. In 2013, she was appointed Global Co-Head of Citi’s Financial Strategy and Solutions Group, which is the corporate finance advisory and analytical team within Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking division.
Elinor graduated from Yale University with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a minor in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She also received a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Elinor is an avid musician; during high school she studied piano and music performance, graduating from The Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division.
Elinor currently resides in New York with her husband, Andrew, and their son, Philip. She serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is actively involved with The Dalton School.