Ben S. Bernanke Joins Group of Thirty

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The Group of Thirty announced today that Ben S. Bernanke, former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has joined the membership of the Group.

Ben Bernanke, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The Group of Thirty (G30) announced today that Ben S. Bernanke has accepted an invitation to join the membership of the G30. Dr. Bernanke was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, and is currently a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Brookings Institution.

Dr. Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, stated: "The Group of Thirty is very pleased to announce Dr. Bernanke’s membership. Dr. Bernanke played a critical global leadership role in shaping and guiding the policy response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008. He chaired the Federal Reserve System, led President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors, and has had an impressive track record in academia. We are confident that he will bring his deep knowledge and experience to our deliberations and to our work program.”

Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman and CEO of the G30, said: “I am delighted to have Ben join the Group. His breadth of knowledge, wisdom and expertise will considerably enrich our discussions. We look forward to his contributions to our meetings and in the projects we are undertaking. We all extend a very warm welcome to Ben Bernanke."

Dr. Bernanke stated: “I thank Jacob, Jean-Claude, and the G30 members for the invitation to join the G30 membership. I am honored to join the Group of Thirty and look forward to participating in its discussions and activities.”

The Group of Thirty was founded in 1978. The Group is a private, nonprofit, international body composed of senior participants from the private and public sectors and academia. The Group aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and to policymakers. The Group is led by Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of its Board of Trustees, and Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman and CEO of the Group.

A bio of Ben Bernanke, as well as a full membership list, is available at http://www.group30.org/members.

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