Mark Levonian

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Previous Experience

  • Senior deputy comptroller, economics, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Deputy comptroller, modeling and analysis, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Vice president, banking supervision and regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Economic research officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Senior economist, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Manager and senior economist, banking studies department, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Lecturer in finance, Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley
  • Associate professor of finance, San Jose State University 

Thought Leadership

  • Co-chair, the Basel Committee’s standards implementation group banking book subgroup, 2011-2013
  • Keynote speaker, OpRisk North America conference, March 2012
  • Author, foreword to “Stress Testing: Approaches, Methods and Applications,”RiskBooks, 2013
  • Frequent speaker at industry and regulatory conferences
  • Author of many articles published in research journals 

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Mark Levonian

Managing Director and Global Head for Enterprise Economics and Risk Analysis

Mark assists clients with quantitative strategy and compliance matters, including risk quantification, model validation, stress testing, liquidity standards, and capital planning. Including his work as a former official with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mark has more than 25 years of experience at the vanguard of quantitative economic analysis and its role in bank supervision.


Before joining Promontory, Mark was senior deputy comptroller for economics at the OCC, where he oversaw quantitative examination support for the OCC and advised senior regulators and bankers on aspects of the use of models and quantitative methods for risk management and other purposes. While at the OCC, Mark led the team that developed the 2011 Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management. Mark also led or participated in many Basel Committee or Joint Forum initiatives related to models and model validation, and played a leading role in the subsequent development of U.S. rules and guidance.

Prior to his work with the OCC, Mark served as vice president in banking supervision and regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and was the managing officer of the banking studies department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Internationally, Mark worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia and has consulted for both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is a frequent public speaker at industry and policy forums and has taught at San Jose State University and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Ph.D., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., economics, University of California, Berkeley

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