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John Whitehead is active in many educational, civic and charitable organizations. He has previously served as a senior partner and Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan, and Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. He has served as Co-Chairman or Chairman of FSVC’s Board continuously since 1990.
John L. Walker, Vice-Chairman
Chairman of the Executive Committee
John Walker is Chairman of Richina LLC. He was previously a Partner at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where his thirty-year practice focused on the convergence of the commercial banking and investment banking businesses and the consolidation of financial institutions. He is a leading expert on the policy and regulatory framework for financial systems.
J. Andrew Spindler
President and CEO
Andrew Spindler has led FSVC and overseen its work since 1993. He was previously a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he helped develop the first international risk-based capital standards and served on the Basel Supervisors Committee. He spent earlier periods of his career in international banking and at The Brookings Institution. He has served since 2004 as a member of the Board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, the supervisory authority for the Dubai International Financial Center.
Stephen H. Axilrod
As a global economic consultant, Stephen Axilrod focuses mainly on monetary policy. Mr. Axilrod previously served as Staff Director for Monetary and Financial Policy and Staff Director and Secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He currently serves as the Chair of FSVC’s Audit Committee.
Robert L. Clarke
Robert Clarke is a Senior Partner in the international law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. He was appointed U.S. Comptroller of the Currency in 1985 and served in that capacity until 1992. He has served since 2004 as a member of the Board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, the supervisory authority for the Dubai International Financial Center.
Jill M. Considine
Jill Considine serves as a Trustee of the A.I.G. Government Trust. She previously served as Chairman and CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and continues as a Senior Advisor to that firm. She was previously President of the New York Clearing House Association, Superintendent of Banks for New York State, and a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Kenneth W. Dam
Kenneth Dam is Max Pam Professor Emeritus and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He previously served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State.
Alvaro G. de Molina
Al de Molina served as Chief Executive Officer of GMAC from March 2008 to November 2009. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Bank of America and in the lead financial role for emerging markets at J.P. Morgan. He began his career with Price Waterhouse.
William H. Donaldson
William Donaldson is the Chairman and CEO of Donaldson Enterprises, Inc., and Chairman of the Advisory Council of Perella Weinberg Partners. He served as Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during 2003-05. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of the investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which he co-founded; Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange; and Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna. Mr. Donaldson co-founded the Yale University School of Management and served as its first dean. His government service spans five Presidential administrations, and includes service as U.S. Under Secretary of State.
John L. Douglas
John Douglas is a Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where his practice concentrates on the regulation of financial institutions, bank mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions involving banks. He previously chaired the Financial Services and Products Group at Alston & Bird LLP. He served as General Counsel of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during 1987-89.
Randall D. Guynn
Randall Guynn is a Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. His practice focuses on banking regulation and enforcement, financial institution mergers and acquisitions, bank failures and recapitalizations, and related subjects. He is widely recognized as one of the country's leading bank regulatory and bank mergers and acquisitions lawyers, and a thought leader on financial regulatory reform.
Carla A. Hills
Carla Hills is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants, and serves as Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has previously served as U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Allan J. Hirst
Allan Hirst is an international financial consultant and former President of Citigroup Russia. He also oversaw Citigroup's businesses in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other CIS countries. Previously, he managed Citibank's wholesale banking business in the Middle East.
Reuben Jeffery III
Reuben Jeffery is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He previously served as U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Jeffery spent eighteen years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was managing partner for the firm in Paris (1997-2001) and head of its European Financial Institutions Group (1992-1997).
Henry A. Kissinger
Henry Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. He served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He held the position of Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from 1969 to 1975. From 1954 until 1971, he was a member of the faculty of Harvard University. Dr. Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
Julian C. Schroeder
Julian Schroeder is Co-Founder and Principal at Credit Renaissance Partners, LLC. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Managing Director for International Fixed Income Research at Schroeder’s, a global asset management company.
John D. Steinbruner
John Steinbruner is Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland. He is currently Co-Chair of the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Chairman of the Board of the Arms Control Association. From 1978 to 1996, he was Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. The author of numerous books and monographs, he has held faculty appointments at Yale University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John L. Thornton
John Thornton is Director of the Global Leadership Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he also serves as a Professor. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Brookings Institution. He is a director of numerous companies, including HSBC, Intel, Ford Motor Company, and News Corporation. He previously served as President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Josef Tošovský is Chairman of the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Tošovský was Governor of the Czech National Bank during 1993-1997 and 1998-2000. He served as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic during 1997-98.
Harrison Young serves as a member of the Court of the Bank of England. He is Chairman of the Asia Society in Australia and a member of the Asia Society’s global Board of Directors. He previously held a number of senior positions at Morgan Stanley, including Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and Chairman of Morgan Stanley Australia. An expert on bank restructuring, recapitalization and consolidation, Mr. Young also previously served for four years as Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.