Clay Lowery

Executive Vice President at the Institute of International Finance

Clay Lowery is Executive Vice President at the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he oversees the divisions that focus on sustainable finance, digital finance, financial regulation, sovereign debt analysis, and macroeconomics. Prior to this position, he had been the Managing Director and co-founder of Rock Creek Global Advisors – an international economic consultancy, and served in a Senate-confirmed post as Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Treasury where he headed up the international division.  Earlier in his career, he was the Director of International Finance at the National Security Council, and helped establish the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an economic development agency for the U.S. Government, and was a founding Vice President.


Key Accomplishments/Boards

Alexander Hamilton award at US Treasury (highest award given).  Advisor to Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


Industries and Areas of Expertise

International Economics, International Finance Policy, International Trade, Sustainable Finance, and Government.



Lowery received his Master’s in Economics at the London School of Economics and his Bachelor’s in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa).