|33rd Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission|
|Assumed office |
April 17, 2021
|Preceded by||Jay Clayton|
|Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission|
May 26, 2009 – January 3, 2014
|Preceded by||Walter Lukken (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Mark Wetjen (Acting)|
|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.
|Spouse(s)||Francesca Danieli (1986–2006)|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BS, MBA)|
Gary Gensler (born October 18, 1957) is an American businessman and politician. He is the 33rd and current Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission since April 17, 2021.
Gensler was 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 from 1999 to 2001. Gensler was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets from 1997 to 1999.
On January 12, 2021, then President-elect Joe Biden nominated Gensler to be the 33rd Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. On April 14, 2021, his nomination was confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 53–45.
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- "The Problem With Hillary Clinton Using a Progressive Hero to Attack Bernie Sanders". Retrieved January 22, 2016.
- "President-elect Joe Biden to name Gary Gensler as U.S. SEC chair, sources say". CNBC. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
- "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission)" United States Senate, April 14, 2021