|33rd Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission|
|Assumed office |
April 17, 2021
|Preceded by||Allison Lee (Acting)|
|11th Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission|
May 26, 2009 – January 3, 2014
|Preceded by||Reuben Jeffery III|
|Succeeded by||Timothy Massad|
|Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance|
April 1999 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||John Hawke|
|Succeeded by||Peter Fisher|
|Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets|
September 1997 – April 1999
|Preceded by||Darcy Bradbury|
|Succeeded by||Lee Sachs|
|Born||October 18, 1957|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
(m. 1986; died 2006)
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BS, MBA)|
Gary Gensler (born October 18, 1957) is an American government official and former Goldman Sachs investment banker serving as the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gensler previously led the Biden–Harris transition's Federal Reserve, Banking, and Securities Regulators agency review team. Prior to his appointment, he was professor of Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Gensler served as the 11th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, under President Barack Obama, from May 26, 2009, to January 3, 2014. He was the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance (1999–2001), and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets (1997–1999). Prior to his career in the federal government, Gensler worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and co-head of finance. Gensler also served as the CFO for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. President Joe Biden nominated Gensler to serve as 33rd chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He succeeded SEC Acting Chair Allison Lee.