Conversations with Basel Committee Secretary General William Coen
May 13, 2015
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The quality of an organization’s leader and the tone he sets are the most important predictors of whether the organization will reach its objectives. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is in a very good place with William Coen, the Basel Committee’s new secretary general. I gained invaluable insights into his exceptional abilities and experience to lead the Basel Committee during a couple of interviews and by observing the pace at which the committee has been releasing important guidelines and finesse existing ones since he took over.
The Basel Committee is lucky to have a leader who is familiar, not only with the nuts and bolts of banking, but also knows the intricacies of being a bank examiner and is experienced in crafting policies. It is extremely rare to find a professional who has been in all these different roles.
Coen brings a long history of an incredible work ethic to his new role at the Basel Committee. Coen had a great role model in his hard working mother who became one of the most senior female executives in Major League Baseball, including several years working for the New York Mets, all while raising Bill and his two older sisters.
After graduating from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, Coen joined the management trainee program at a large NYC-based savings and loan. Even though he was also working on his Masters in Business Administration at Fordham University during the evenings, he was promoted quickly and became a banker in consumer lending.
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Coen, William [MC????]
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I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1982.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Coen, William [MC1982]
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