Biographical note: Robert D Sleeper, former Head of Banking Department

Robert R SleeperRobert D Sleeper was Head of the Banking Department from February 1999 to March 2005.

Prior to joining the BIS in 1998, Mr Sleeper was employed by Chase Manhattan Bank. From 1981 to 1993, he held senior treasury posts in London, Asia and Latin America, before being appointed to the post of International Treasury Executive. Between 1996 and 1998, he was Managing Director of Chase Manhattan's Foreign Exchange Hedge Unit. From 1975 to 1981, he was Foreign Exchange Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to this he was an economics professor at Baruch College in New York City.

Mr Sleeper holds degrees in history, politics, philosophy and economics from Williams College and a PhD in economics from Oxford University.