The Atlantic Council has named Julie Chon as a non-resident senior fellow for the Global Business and Economics program, where she will build upon her extensive background in finance to enrich the program’s work on international financial issues.

“Julie brings to the Atlantic Council her deep expertise from top financial firms and hard won policymaking experience on the front lines of historic battles to repair the financial system. She is a formidable talent and a rising star who has worked with economic decision-makers around the world. We’re very excited to have her join us,” said Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council.

Ms. Chon was most recently senior policy advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, crafting landmark laws governing the mortgage market, TARP, IMF funding, exchange rates, sovereign fund investments, and financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act). She advised on delegation visits with European and Asian leaders and high-profile hearings throughout the crisis, including Federal Reserve monetary policy hearings. Chon served on the Treasury team for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Project and advised on budget issues for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Prior to her service in Washington, she worked for Citigroup/Salomon Brothers in London and JP Morgan/Chase in New York focusing on sovereign debt issuers. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University.

Ms. Chon, who speaks French and Korean, will contribute her expertise on these financial issues to writing and events for the Council.

The Global Business and Economics program works to strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy. Bringing together top business leaders, government policy makers, and economic experts, the program explores transatlantic and global issues of importance to the U.S. and European business community. Its aim is to identify areas for cooperation as well as convergence in policy in an effort to promote an open and mutually beneficial environment for transatlantic business and trade.