University of Rochester

Advancement Awards

Simon Business School

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Established in 1985, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni whose exceptional professional achievements, contributions to their chosen field, and service to the Simon School of Business have brought honor to themselves and to the University of Rochester.

2016 Award Recipient

Pramit Jhaveri

As the chief executive officer of Citi India, Pramit Jhaveri has quickly become a global leader in the financial industry. Throughout his impressive 29-year career at Citi India, Pramit has made significant advancements within the organization, gaining experience across multiple disciplines. As the head of global banking and the vice chairman of Asia Investment Banking, Pramit successfully built Citi’s global business banking in India and established the organization’s investment banking business within the country, propelling Citi India to its current leadership position. Since assuming the role of CEO in 2010, Pramit has led Citi India to the top of the financial industry, growing business and profitability steadily, and boasting a balance sheet that is considered among the best performing in the Indian banking industry. Under Pramit’s leadership, Citi India has been honored by numerous publications including Finance Asia, Global Finance, Euromoney, and The Asset, and is widely recognized as the leading foreign bank in India. An enthusiastic supporter of the University of Rochester, he established the Pramit S. Jhaveri George Eastman Circle Scholarship in 2015 to provide financial assistance to Indian students seeking a degree within the Simon Business School. Today, Pramit remains a powerful advocate for the University in India. For his remarkable career achievements, and continued commitment to the Simon Business School, Pramit Jhaveri stands among our most distinguished graduates.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award