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Eugene A. Ludwig

Founder & CEO

Eugene A. Ludwig is founder and chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group, LLC. The firm has offices worldwide, and is actively engaged in advisory projects on six continents. He has counseled industry leaders and government officials of both parties through every phase of the recent financial crisis.
Before founding Promontory, he was vice chairman of Bankers Trust / Deutsche Bank. From 1993 to 1998, he headed the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Prior to becoming Comptroller he was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling. He has also served as the chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, member of the Basel Committee on International Bank Supervision, director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and chairman of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
He graduated from Yale University with a J.D. 1973. He received a Masters as a Keasbey Fellow from Oxford University in 1970 and graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College in 1968.

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