Michael B. G. Froman
2011 APEC SOM Chair
Michael Froman is the 2011 APEC SOM Chair, leading the Senior Officials’ process that will develop the substantive outcomes of APEC during the U.S. host year in 2011.
Within the U.S. Government, Mr. Froman is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs. He is responsible for coordinating policy on international trade, investment, energy, climate and development issues. He also serves as the U.S. Sherpa for the G20 and G8 Summits. In addition, he is the chair of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, a group of the largest industrial and emerging economies which have been working through issues related to the Copenhagen negotiations. He is also the U.S. Government co-chair of the Transatlantic Economic Council, the U.S.-India CEO Forum and the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum.
Before his second White House tour, Mr. Froman served in a number of roles at Citigroup, including Managing Partner, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Investments, Chief Operating Officer of Citi Alternative Investments (CAI), President and CEO of CitiInsurance (Citigroup’s international insurance business), Director of Emerging Markets Strategy, Chief of Staff of the Office of the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Internet Operating Group.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Froman was a Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and a Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund.
In the 1990’s, Mr. Froman spent seven years in the U.S. Government. He served as Chief of Staff and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia and the Middle East at the U.S. Department of Treasury under Secretary Robert E. Rubin. He also worked at the White House, where he served as Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council and National Economic Council.
Mr. Froman received a bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University (summa cum laude), a doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University and law degree from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in California.