William

William Coen

Secretary General
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Mr Coen directs the work of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and manages its Secretariat. Bill chairs the Basel Committee's Policy Development Group and the Committee's Coherence and Calibration Task Force. He also chairs the Committee's Corporate Governance Task Force and is a member of the IFRS Advisory Council.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary General in 2014, Bill had served as Deputy Secretary General from 2007.
Bill joined the Basel Committee's Secretariat in 1999, having previously worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC as well as for the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He began his career as a credit officer of a New York City-based bank. Bill is a native of New York City and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham University and Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College.

Fields of interest

  • Financial institutions and microprudential issues (including banking supervision)
  • Governance

Date Speeches
22 Feb 2017

Introductory remarks to the public hearing of the French Senate (Commission des finances du Sénat)

Introductory remarks by Mr William Coen, Secretary General of the Basel Committee, at the public hearing by the Commission des finances du Sénat, Paris, 22 February 2017.

13 Dec 2016

The global financial crisis and the future of international standard setting: lessons from the Basel Committee

Presentation by Mr William Coen, Secretary General of the Basel Committee, to students at Harvard Law School, on "The global financial crisis and the future of international standard setting: lessons from the Basel Committee", Cambridge, United States, 12 December 2016.

12 Oct 2016

Finalising Basel III

Introductory remarks by William Coen, Secretary General of the Basel Committee, at the meeting with the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON Committee), Brussels, Wednesday 12 October 2016.

07 Oct 2016

Bank capital: a revised Basel framework

Remarks by William Coen, Secretary General of the Basel Committee, at the panel discussion at the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting of the Institute of International Finance, Washington DC, 7 October 2016.

05 Apr 2016

The global policy reform agenda: completing the job

Global keynote speech by William Coen, Secretary General of the Basel Committee, at the Australian Financial Review's Banking and Wealth Summit, Sydney, 5 April 2016.