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Biography - D. Wilson Ervin

Last Updated: November 01, 2022

D. Wilson Ervin is a retired banker who is active on financial and environmental matters. He currently serves on the boards of Equilibrium Capital (a B corp. asset manager focused on sustainable real assets), City Harvest, and Environmental Defense Fund’s National Council.

Mr. Ervin worked for 39 years at Credit Suisse, most recently as Vice Chairman. He was the global Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Executive Board for many years, including during the financial crisis. Prior to that, Mr. Ervin held various responsibilities in product development, capital markets (both fixed income and equity), Australian investment banking, and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also a Senior Advisor to Emergent Climate, an NGO focused on tropical forest preservation.

Mr. Ervin received Risk Magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work in proposing and developing the “bail-in” strategy to enable the resolution of large banks.

Mr. Ervin received his A.B., summa cum laude, in Economics from Princeton University. He resides in New York City with his wife and two teenage daughters.