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Timothy F. Geithner

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and President, Warburg Pincus

Timothy Geithner is the president of Warburg Pincus, a Wall Street private equity firm. Before joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Geithner served as the 75th secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009. He began his U.S government career with the Treasury Department in 1988. Mr. Geithner holds a B.A. in government and Asian studies from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in International Economics and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Geithner is the author of Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.


Business performance is increasingly dependent on a firm’s ability to manage and mitigate risk. In this lesson from Big Think+, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner teaches the fundamentals of risk management, based on lessons learned during the 2008 Financial Crisis. By the end of it, you’ll have a three-part framework for developing your organization’s risk management strategy.
5 min