Paul S. Stevens

President & CEO, Investment Company Institute

Paul S. Stevens is the President and CEO of the Investment Company Institute (ICI), a position he has held since 2004. He has led ICI’s efforts on a series of crucial issues including money market fund reform, passage and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, and critically important fiscal and tax issues. He directed the 2011 launch of ICI Global to respond to the globalization of fund investing and regulation, and has consistently championed the role of investment funds and defined contribution plans in providing for retirement. From 1993 to 1997, Stevens served as general counsel of ICI. Additionally, he served in senior government positions at the White House and Defense Department, including as special assistant for national security affairs to President Ronald Reagan and chief of staff of the National Security Council. Upon leaving government service, Stevens was awarded the Defense Department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service, its highest civilian decoration. He holds a BA from Yale University, and a JD from the University of Virginia’s School of Law.