Our Chair

Eugene M. McQuade

Chair, The Ireland Funds America
Chair Risk Group, Citi Group Board of Directors

Gene McQuade serves as the Chair of The Ireland Funds America.

Gene is a prominent banking executive with a distinguished career in leadership roles at companies such as Citibank, Freddie Mac, Bank of America, FleetBoston Financial and Promontory Financial Group.

Gene served as Vice Chairman of Citigroup, from which he retired in May 2015. He joined Citigroup in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer of Citibank, where he was responsible for governance of the bank around the globe. Gene remains a member of the Boards of Directors of both Citigroup and Citibank. In 2015, Gene joined Promontory Financial Group (an IBM company) as Vice Chairman of its Advisory Board.

Prior to Citibank, Gene was President of U.S. Banks at Merrill Lynch Bank USA. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer at Freddie Mac (2004-2007). Prior to Freddie Mac, he was President of Bank of America, following its acquisition of FleetBoston Financial Corp. During his banking career at FleetBoston, Gene held various senior positions, ultimately serving as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Gene is a Certified Public Accountant, earning a degree in accounting from St. Bonaventure University, of which he was a Trustee and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in 2013. He is Governor of the Boys & Girls Club of America and Chairman of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Gene has served on the Boards of Directors of Merrill Lynch Banks (Chairman), Bank of America and FleetBoston and also served as Chairman of XL Group Ltd., a Bermuda based insurer, until its sale in 2018. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army.