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John P. Davidson
President and Chief Operating Officer

John P. Davidson John P. Davidson is the President and Chief Operating Officer at OCC. OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and foundation for secure markets.

In these roles, Mr. Davidson is responsible for the organization's Information Technology and National Operations business units. This includes leading the clearinghouse in the work on covered clearing agency rules and SEC Regulation SCI, part of OCC's responsibilities as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU).

Mr. Davidson has over 35 years of experience in the global financial industry, and prior to joining OCC he served as Chief Compliance Officer at Citigroup. In this role, he led the global 2,400-person, 87-country compliance organization, which is responsible for proactively identifying, evaluating, mitigating and reporting on compliance, regulatory and reputation risks across Citi. Previously he served as Citi's Risk Division's Chief Administrative Officer, where he was responsible for infrastructure risk management, and then as Head of Enterprise Risk Management, where he was responsible for managing Citi's operational risk across businesses and geographies. Mr. Davidson built the enterprise risk management team, focusing on managing operational risk through strengthened governance, assessment, mitigation and recovery efforts.

Before his tenure at Citi, Mr. Davidson spent 12 years at Morgan Stanley, serving as Managing Director and Operations Officer for the firm's Global Operations and Services Division, where he was responsible for overseeing the integration of systems and processing services to combine the firm's previously separate institutional, retail and investment management divisions into a single integrated global securities business. He rebuilt the firm's global institutional processing system and opened new processing centers on four continents, away from major financial centers.

Early in his career, Mr. Davidson worked for 10 years as head of the CME Clearing House. Among other accomplishments, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the Standardized Portfolio Analysis of Risk (CME SPAN®) margining system, and the design of CME Clearing 21®, which is viewed as the premier derivatives clearing system in the world.

Mr. Davidson earned an M.B.A. in financial management and international business from the University of Chicago and graduated with highest distinction from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a bachelor's degree in political science.

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