Patricia Kao
Director, Financial Institutions PolicyU.S. Dept. of Treasury
Patricia Kao is Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy (OFIP), the lead office on domestic financial services reform priorities at the U.S. Treasury Department. The office covers a broad range of policy matters, generally focusing on issues related to prudential regulation and regulatory structure, market conditions and competitiveness, and financial stability. Recently OFIP’s work has focused on emerging trends in the financial industry, including the impacts of financial reform, patterns of disintermediation, and the increasing importance of technology and data. She joined the Treasury Department in 2011 in the Markets Room, which performs global markets monitoring and analysis for the Treasury and the White House. Prior to Treasury, Ms. Kao was a sell-side fixed income trader, and also has prior experience with exchange-traded funds (ETFs), electronic trading & risk management technology, energy markets, and municipal finance. Ms. Kao graduated from UC Berkeley and has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.