Raj Date Bio

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1:26 PM EDT January 7th, 2013

Raj Date serves as the Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He has had a long and varied career in and around U.S. financial institutions – as a strategy consultant, as a bank executive, and on Wall Street. Previously he served as the Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the CFPB from August of 2011 to January of 2012, and as the Associate Director for Research, Markets, and Regulations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In 2009, Mr. Date founded and served as Chairman and Executive Director of the Cambridge Winter Center for Financial Institutions Policy, a private, non-profit research and policy organization that supported reform of the U.S. financial system.

Mr. Date was a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. The son of immigrant parents, Date lived in Boston, Rochester, NY, and Anaheim, CA, as his father changed stations as a physician in military and veterans hospitals. His father retired in 1995 as the Chief of Staff of the joint federal hospital at Nellis Air Force Base. Date lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, a federal prosecutor, and their twin son and daughter.

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