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Gary Gensler
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Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Taking office
TBD
President Joe Biden (elect)
Succeeding Jay Clayton
Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
In office
May 26, 2009 – January 3, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Walter Lukken (Acting)
Succeeded by Mark Wetjen (Acting)
Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance
In office
April 1999 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Hawke
Succeeded by Peter Fisher
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets
In office
September 1997 – April 1999
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Darcy Bradbury
Succeeded by Lee Sachs
Personal details
Born October 18, 1957 (1957-10-18) (age 63)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Francesca Danieli (1986–2006)
Children 3
Education University of Pennsylvania (BS, MBA)

Gary Gensler (born October 18, 1957) is an American businessman and politician.

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, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Gensler to be the 33rd Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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