Mr. Volcker has held a number of important positions during his 30-year career with the US government including chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from August 1979 to August 1987, undersecretary of the treasury for monetary affairs, and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In 1996, he retired as chairman and chief executive officer of James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., a position he held for almost ten years, until the firm merged with Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Volcker is the volunteer chairman of the Commission on the Public Service, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee, the North American chairman of the Trilateral Commission, chairman of the Group of 30, chairman of the Board of Trustees of International House, co-chairman of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, and honorary chairman of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Mr. Volcker earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and master’s degree in political economy and government from the Harvard University Graduate School of Public Administration. He also attended the London School of Economics as a postgraduate student.