Stuart Levey CEO


Stuart Levey is the CEO of the Diem Association and Diem Networks US. He brings years of leadership in the public and private sectors and deep experience in banking, finance, regulatory policy, and national security.

Prior to joining the Diem project, Mr. Levey served as the Chief Legal Officer for HSBC Holdings, a global bank with 235,000 employees across 64 countries and $53 billion in operating income in 2019. He managed a legal department with more than 900 lawyers in 50 countries and was responsible for all legal advice provided to the Chief Executive, other senior management, and the Board. He also sat on the Group Executive Committee responsible for executive oversight of the entire firm.

Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Levey served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury as the first Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence under Presidents Bush and Obama. During his tenure, Mr. Levey led financial strategies to counter threats to U.S. national security and protect the integrity of the financial system. He oversaw the implementation and enforcement of U.S. sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and he was responsible for the implementation and enforcement of all U.S. civil anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Prior to his Treasury appointment, Mr. Levey served in several senior roles at the U.S. Department of Justice, including as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.

He joined the Justice Department in 2001 after 11 years in private practice.

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