Ed Skyler: Power List 2011

EVP, Global Public Affairs, Citigroup

When news hit a bit over a year ago that Ed Skyler was taking the lead communications role at Citigroup, a New York Observer article noted that Skyler directly reports to CEO Vikram Pandit, serves on the executive committee, and is in charge of all external and internal communications. "He'll have power," the story asserted.

Having spent years in high-profile roles with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, first at his eponymous media conglomerate and then as deputy mayor, Skyler has broad experience and a unique skill set upon which to draw in his continuing efforts to elevate the reputation of a bank that was severely damaged during the financial crisis. And with the more recent data-breach incident of early June, Skyler will have another opportunity to test those skills.

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