Olin L. Wethington

Board Member
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Olin Wethington joined IRI’s Board of Directors in 2006. An expert in economic policy, Wethington has served in a variety of senior positions in the U.S. Treasury Department, including special envoy on China in 2005, counselor to the secretary of the treasury and assistant secretary for international affairs. In addition, he was director of economic policy for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, special assistant to the president and executive secretary to the Economic Policy Council (President George H.W. Bush), and deputy undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Wethington is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the author of various publications on financial markets and recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  He currently heads an investment and business advisory firm and is also a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.     

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