Bill Coen, former secretary-general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (2014–19), currently serves on various boards of directors and advisory boards, providing strategic and regulatory advice, including China Construction Bank, MUFG, Baton Systems, Suade Labs, Reference Point, IFRS Foundation Advisory Council, Toronto Leadership Centre and the Bretton Woods Committee.
He has previously chaired the Basel Committee’s Policy Development Group, which developed and recommended the Basel III post-crisis reforms for endorsement by the Basel Committee and its governing body, as well as chairing the committee’s Task Force on Corporate Governance and the Coherence and Calibration Task Force. Coen was also previously deputy secretary-general, responsible for the committee’s response to the global financial crisis, including co-ordinating the various Basel III policy initiatives.
He joined the Basel Committee’s Secretariat in 1999 from the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, and before that was a bank examiner for the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Coen began his career as a credit officer for a New York City-based bank. He received his MBA from Fordham University and BSc from Manhattan College.