Jeffrey R. Shafer is the founder of JRSHAFER INSIGHT, which provides strategic advice and consultancy service for business and governments. He is the former Vice Chairman of Citi’s Global Banking and Senior Asia Pacific Officer in New York where he was responsible for key Asia Pacific government and corporate client relationships. Shafer was previously the Head of Economic and Political Strategies.
From 1993 to 1997, Shafer was Assistant Secretary and subsequently Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs. At the Treasury Department, he was responsible for international economic and financial issues, focusing on strengthening economic growth and financial stability in both developed and developing countries. Shafer was also responsible for the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process to review foreign investment in the United States. From 1984 until 1993, he held a series of high-level positions at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Prior to the OECD, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Council of Economic Advisors.