April 1, 2001
Bill Rhodes is in his element these days. Key emerging market countries are again sinking into crisis, a new administration in Washington has yet to focus on international issues and the global financial system is in flux.
The Citigroup vice chairman has helped defuse financial crises in emerging market countries for more than 20 years. He has helped block attempts by activist European governments and the International Monetary Fund to intervene more in the world financial system by unilaterally forcing private sector lenders ? banks, bondholders and others ? to share the burden of rescuing emerging market countries that have drifted into trouble.
Rhodes says experience h
With Latin America as his launching pad, Citigroup's vice chairman, Bill Rhodes, has taken on financial crises the world over. After a career of globetrotting, he's still conducting shuttle diplomacy.