Mr. Ryan is a company director. He was Managing Director, Global Head of Regulatory Strategy and Policy of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“J.P. Morgan”), a global financial services firm, until 2014. He is a director of Power Corporation, Great-West Lifeco, Great-West Life, Great-West Life & Annuity, London Life, Canada Life Financial and Canada Life, having previously served as a director of Power Financial and Power Corporation from 2011 to 2013 and of Lifeco and some of its subsidiaries from 2010 to 2013. He is Chairman of the board of Santander Holdings U.S.A., Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Banco Santander International. He has served as a director of Markit Group Limited and of Lloyds Banking Group.
From 2008 to 2013, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), a trade association representing 680 global financial market participants. Prior to joining SIFMA, Mr. Ryan held a number of senior appointments with J.P. Morgan from 1993 to 2008, including Vice-Chairman, Financial Institutions and Governments, and Managing Director.
He was a private sector member of the Global Markets Advisory Committee for the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) from 2007 to 2011. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Ryan was a member of the U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission with responsibility for Corporate Restructuring and the NPL workout and, from 2000 to 2004, he served as a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee at KorAm Bank in Seoul, Korea.
Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Ryan was the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he served as the principal manager of the savings and loan cleanup that involved closing approximately 700 insolvent institutions, improving capital bases, and selling over $300 billion of assets.
Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Villanova University and the American University Law School. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970.