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Stuart Levey was appointed Chief Legal Officer of HSBC Holdings plc with effect from 13 January 2012 and a Group Managing Director with effect from 18 January 2012.

Mr Levey was the first Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the US Department of the Treasury, serving from July 2004 to February 2011 under Presidents Bush and Obama.

After leaving the Treasury Department, Mr Levey was a Senior Fellow for National Security and Financial Integrity at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to his Treasury appointment, Mr Levey served as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice, having previously served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General and as the Chief of Staff of the Deputy Attorney General.

He joined the Justice Department in 2001 after 11 years in private practice at the Washington law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP (which merged into Baker Botts LLP), where he had a litigation practice.

Mr Levey graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1986 and from Harvard Law School magna cum laude in 1989. Mr Levey is married with two daughters.