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Kelvin Chen

Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Policy
(202) 552-6371

Kelvin Chen is the Consumer Bankers Association's Head of Policy.

Kelvin joined CBA from Barclays U.S. Consumer Bank, where he led the U.S. Consumer Bank’s Regulatory Affairs function and is a member of the Consumer Bank’s Executive Committee.

Prior to his time with Barclays, Kelvin led Capital One’s Bank Regulatory and Policy team, as an executive in their Legal Department. Kelvin was responsible for Capital One’s policy advocacy portfolio and acted as Capital One’s subject matter expert on a range of legal and policy issues, such as antitrust and interchange. Kelvin also led the LGBTQ+ pillar for the Capital One Legal Department’s diversity, inclusion, and belonging organization.

In his time in government, Kelvin created and led the Federal Reserve Board's Innovation Policy team in the Division of Supervision & Regulation. There, he set out the agency’s initial frameworks on a range of technology policy matters, including the use of artificial intelligence in supervised institutions; data aggregation; and stablecoins. Kelvin previously led policy development at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for emerging payments and, separately, mandatory arbitration provisions. In prior roles, Kelvin advised agency principals at the Federal Trade Commission on consumer protection-related policy and enforcement matters and was a litigator in the New York offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Kelvin studied Systems Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (’00) and attended New York University School of Law (’04). He is an Advisory Group member of the Digital Dollar Project and was previously affiliated with the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.

Kelvin and his wife Kasey have two children, Avery and Miles. According to Kelvin, he and his children are enthusiastic novices at all things gaming, cooking, fitness, and music.