Former Citigroup executive Deborah McWhinney has joined the board of IHS, a provider of information on markets and industries worldwide, effective May 13.

McWhinney came to Citi in 2009 to run its personal wealth management business. In 2011 she became chief operating officer of its global enterprise payments division. She was promoted to chief executive of the division shortly before she resigned at the end of 2013.

Before that she spent six years as president of Charles Schwab Corp.'s division that serves financial advisers, was a member of the Schwab Bank board and headed the bank’s global risk committee. She worked for Visa and Bank of America earlier in her career.   

McWhinney is a strong advocate of professional women becoming senior executives, board members and business owners; she formerly co-chaired the Citibank Women Initiative.

Last year she joined the board of Fluor, a Fortune 500 global engineering and construction firm, and she is also a trustee for the California Institute of Technology and the Institute for Defense Analyses. McWhinney has been a director at more than 20 public and privately-held companies and scientific institutions, and she held a board seat at the Securities Investor Protection Corp., to which President George W. Bush appointed her in 2002.

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