Former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve
Stanley Fischer is an Israeli American economist and former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve. He served as governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 to 2013. He previously served as chief economist at the World Bank. On January 10, 2014, United States President Barack Obama nominated Fischer to be Vice-Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors, a capacity in which he served until October 2017.
Fischer received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in 2006. In October 2010, Fischer was declared Central Bank Governor of the Year by Euromoney magazine. He is a member of the Bilderberg Group and attended its conferences in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He is also a Distinguished Fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Fischer was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2013. He is also a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.