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Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair

Senior Advisor The Pew Charitable Trusts


From Time’s “Top 100” list to the Wall Street Journal’s “The 50 Women to Watch,” Sheila Bair has been a leading domestic and global expert in finance and economics. As Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 2006 to 2011, she steered the agency through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, working to bolster public confidence in the nation’s banking system.

Sheila’s long and distinguished career in government, academia, and finance has found her widely respected for her expertise in financial regulation and consumer protection and acknowledged by Forbes as the “second most powerful woman in the world."

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