Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

John Bohn

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission


John Bohn is a Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which focuses on climate change, energy and water issues, as well as clean technology solutions. He is also a director of the National Endowment for Democracy; on the Advisory Board of the Yale Institute for Corporate Governance and Performance; and a principal in GlobalNet Partners, an advisory and consulting firm. Bohn was a co-founder and executive chairman of CheMatch.com (now Chemconnect), an Internet-based trading exchange for petrochemicals. From 1989 to 1996, Bohn was president and CEO of Moody's Investors Service. A former special assistant to the U.S. Treasury Secretary, he was later U.S. ambassador and executive director of the Asian Development Bank. Bohn spent 13 years with Wells Fargo, including a four-year stint in Tokyo. A graduate of Stanford University, he attended the London School of Economics as a Fulbright scholar, and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


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