Eugene Ludwig

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Eugene A. Ludwig
Occupation Founder and CEO
Employer Promontory Financial Group
Location Washington, D.C.

Eugene A. Ludwig is the founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group.


Before founding Promontory, Ludwig was vice chairman and senior control officer of Bankers Trust New York Corp, where he steered the firm through its merger with Deutsche Bank. He was U.S. comptroller of the currency from 1993 to 1998, where he served as the Clinton administration’s point person on the policy response to the credit crunch of the early 1990s.[1]

While he was comptroller, Ludwig served as chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and chairman of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. Before becoming comptroller, he was a partner in the law firm of Covington & Burling, specializing in banking law.


He graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College and received a scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree as a Keasbey Fellow. He holds a Juris Doctor from Yale University, where he was editor of the Yale Law Journal and chairman of Yale Legislative Services.


  1. Eugene Ludwig. Promontory Financial Group.