The Honorable Eugene A. (Gene) Ludwig is a business and civic leader and expert on banking, regulation, risk management and fiscal policy.
He is CEO and founder of Ludwig Advisors, which counsels bank executives on their most significant regulatory challenges, managing partner of Canapi Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early to growth-stage fintech companies, founder and chairman of the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of middle- and lower-income Americans, and cofounder of the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation, which provides grants to organizations accelerating medical and scientific discovery in neurodegenerative diseases and enabling access to educational and economic opportunity.
Mr. Ludwig served as Comptroller of the Currency from 1993 to 1998, where he spearheaded efforts to stop discrimination in the banking system, expanded opportunities for Americans, and created a balanced regulatory environment allowing the banking industry to serve its customers more efficiently.
In addition, Mr. Ludwig founded the Promontory family of companies, which have advised financial institutions and created fintech products for banks.
He graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College and earned a Master of Arts from Oxford and a J.D. from Yale.