Bio Details

Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair

Corporate Director

Director Since 2014
Independent Director


Sheila Bair has had a long and distinguished career in government, academia, and finance. Twice named by Forbes Magazine as the second most powerful woman in the world, she was Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 2006 to 2011, when she steered the agency through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. She is a frequent commentator and op-ed contributor on financial regulation and system stability, as well as author of the NY Times Best Seller, Bull by the Horns, her 2012 memoir of the financial crisis.

Sheila is a director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. and Bunge Ltd. She is also a board member of Fannie Mae and Paxos, a non-public financial company. Sheila is an advisory board member to Grupo Santander and the China Bank Regulatory Commission and a founding board member of The Volcker Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to excellence in public service. She has a BA and law degree from the University of Kansas.

Following her appointment to the Bunge Ltd. board of directors on December 9, 2019 and due to her commitments as a director of, or advisor to, other organizations, Ms. Bair has decided not to stand for re-election to the Thomson Reuters Board when her current term expires at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders in 2020.