John Reed born in Chicago in 1939, has been member of the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since 2011 and the Lead Director from 2020.
He was raised in Argentina and Brazil. He came to go to college in the United States and graduated from Washington and Jefferson College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961 under a joint degree program earning a BA and a BS degree. He served as a Lieutenant in the Corp of Engineers, US Army from 1962-64 and then returned to MIT for his MS. Mr. Reed spent thirty five years with Citibank/Citicorp and Citigroup, the last sixteen years as Chairman. He retired in April of 2000.
Mr. Reed returned to work as Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange from September 2003 until April 2005. Served as Chairman of the Corporation of MIT -2010 – 2014.
He was appointed Chairman of the Board of American Cash Exchange in February 2016.
Mr. Reed is President of the Boston Athenaeum and Trustee of NBER. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.
Last updated: May 2020.