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Presenter Bios: Jonathan Fiechter

Jonathan Fiechter
Deputy Director
Monetary and Financial Systems Department
International Monetary Fund

Mr. Fiechter joined the Fund in June of 2003 to head up the Monetary and Financial Systems Department’s financial supervision and crisis management unit.

Previously, Mr. Fiechter served as Senior Deputy Comptroller at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the banking agency in the U.S. responsible for the supervision of national banks. At the OCC, Mr. Fiechter was responsible for bank capital policy, macro and financial analysis, and the OCC’s international operations. He also participated in the Basel Committee and the Committee’s Capital Task Force.

Mr. Fiechter came to the OCC from the World Bank where he was Director of Special Financial Operations (SFO), a department that focused on countries experiencing major financial sector distress. Mr. Fiechter also served as Director of the Financial Sector Development Department and Chairman of the Financial Sector Board.

Mr. Fiechter moved to the World Bank from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), the federal agency under the U.S. Treasury Department created in 1989 to supervise the thrift industry. Mr. Fiechter served as Acting Director of OTS from 1992 to 1996, the period during which the thrift industry was successfully restructured and restored to financial health. In this capacity, Mr. Fiechter also served as Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Director of the Oversight Board of the Resolution Trust Corporation, Director of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and Chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

Mr. Fiechter began his professional career at the U.S. Treasury Department in 1971 as an international economist.

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