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Meron Wondwosen

Acting Chief
Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP), FDIC

Last Updated: October 24, 2022

Meron Wondwosen is Acting Chief in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. In this role, Ms. Wondwosen designs strategies to identify and manage emerging consumer protection risks and develops and implements the FDIC’s deposit insurance policy, including coverage and compliance issues. In her permanent position, Ms. Wondwosen is a Senior Policy Analyst serving as a subject matter expert on a variety of issues relating to FDIC deposit insurance rules. She has served on multiple interdivisional committees to consider and issue deposit insurance regulations and guidance. Ms. Wondwosen is the primary author of the Financial Institution Employee’s Guide to Deposit Insurance, the FDIC’s most comprehensive manual on deposit insurance rules. Prior to joining the FDIC, Ms. Wondwosen was an associate director of the democracy program at Dēmos, a public policy think tank in New York City. She began her career as a corporate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP. Ms. Wondwosen holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and French from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York.