Senior Advisor, Financial Stability Institute; Former Comptroller of the Currency, United States
John G Heimann was the founding Chairman of the Financial Stability Institute, which was founded in 1999, and has served as Senior Advisor to this organization since 2002. The Financial Stability Institute is a joint initiative of the Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision whose mission is to promote better and more independent supervision of the banking, capital markets and insurance industries by supervisory authorities around the globe.
From 1984 to February 2003, Mr Heimann was employed by Merrill Lynch and Co. in various capacities, most recently serving as Chairman of that firm’s global financial institutions practice. He was a founding partner of Warburg, Pincus and Co-Chairman of Warburg Paribas Becker.
In 1977, Mr. Heimann was nominated by President Carter to serve as Comptroller of the Currency, a capacity in which he served until 1981. From 1975 to 1977, Mr Heimann was Superintendent of Banks of the State of New York, and Commissioner of Housing and Community Renewal.
In the past he served as Co-Chairman of the 2020 Andean Committee; Council of Foreign Relations; Member of the Strategic Committee of the French Tresor; Co-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York International Capital Markets Committee; Member of the Executive Committee of the Toronto International Leadership Center for Financial Sector Supervision; member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Finance; Chairman of the Financial Services Council; Director of the National Policy Association; Governor of the Atlantic Institute; Member and Chairman of the Council of the British Banking and Securities Association, and Director of ACG, Holding Ltd.
He has also served as a Director of Hampshire College and the Yale School of Management and has lectured at Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration; Kennedy School of Government and Politics; Yale University; University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University; and New York University.
He has been awarded numerous accolades for his work, including the Treasury Department’s Alexander Hamilton Award, the Bank Administration Institute’s Key of Distinguished Service, and was named the National Housing Conference’s “Housing Man of the Year”.
Currently, Mr Heimann is on a number of corporate boards and non-profit organizations.