The former ambassador to Malaysia was most recently head of government relations and corporate responsibility at JPMorgan's Japan office.
The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a provider of post-trade services based in New York, announced it has appointed Christopher J. LaFleur, a former US ambassador, to the role of special advisor for government relations and regulatory outreach in the Asia-Pacific region.
LaFleur's new role will be to establish and manage the DTCC's relationships with sovereign legislatures, regulatory agencies and other government bodies, and provide strategic counsel as new financial regulations are developed in the region.
LaFleur comes with a wide breadth of financial and diplomatic experience in Asia, most recently serving as vice chairman and head of government relations and corporate responsibility for JPMorgan Japan from 2008 to 2011, before which he was ambassador to Malaysia from 2004 to 2007. He has additionally held U.S. foreign service management roles at the office for Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and the American Institute in Taiwan, as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Tokyo, and as principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
"Chris LaFleur's four decades of service as a diplomat and his experience as an Ambassador representing the United States in the Asia Pacific region will be invaluable as DTCC expands our business globally to meet the growing post-trade needs of regulators and market participants. His years of service in the region, especially in Japan, along with his in-depth knowledge of the financial services community, will help us further raise awareness of the critical role that DTCC plays in global financial markets," says Dan Cohen, DTCC managing director and the head of the firm's government relations group, to whom LaFleur will report.
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