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Susan Baker

U.S Department of the Treasury
Director, Office of International Banking and Securities Markets
Washington, DC, USA


Susan L. Baker
Director, Office of International Banking and Securities Markets

Susan L. Baker currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Treasury Office of International Banking and Securities Markets, responsible for managing the Treasury team covering international aspects of U.S. regulatory reform, multilateral financial regulatory issues, and various bilateral regulatory dialogues. Previously, she served as Treasury’s Financial Attaché for Europe (2011-2013 based in Brussels) and for Southeast Asia (2007-2009 based in Singapore) where she engaged private and public sector officials in the region on the full range of Treasury's macro-economic, financial sector, and AML-CFT issues. She also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of International Banking and Securities where she led the team responsible for multilateral financial regulatory issues, including work in the G-20 process and the Financial Stability Board, and covered Western European financial sector issues, including the US-EU Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue. She also served as a senior international economist analyzing financial sector issues in China, Japan, and Australia, and coordinating U.S. policies on a variety of financial regulatory issues including hedge funds, credit rating agencies, derivatives and insolvency systems. She also led the U.S. delegation to the OECD Steering Group on Corporate Governance, the global standard setter for best practices in corporate governance, and was an active participant in OECD outreach to improve corporate governance in emerging markets. She came to Treasury with a wide range of public and private sector experience, including five years as an international equity fund manager and two as a sell-side banking analyst in Indonesia during the Asian financial crisis. She was also a policy advisor -- with a primary focus on banking and corporate restructuring policy -- for the Indonesian government, USAID, and the World Bank. She has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard and a bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown.

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