Sharon Y. Bowen served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for three years where she had extensive international engagement with central banks, regulators and market participants across the globe.
Before that, Bowen was confirmed by the United States Senate and appointed by President Barack Obama in February 2010 to serve as Vice Chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Later she assumed the role of acting chair in March 2012.
Bowen began her professional career as an attorney whose practice involved corporate, finance and securities transactions for large global corporations and financial institutions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and leveraged finance.
Bowen holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Economics from University of Virginia, a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, also at Northwestern University.