Fannie Mae today announced Ryan Zanin as its newest member to its board of directors on the risk policy and capital committee and the strategic initiatives and technology committee.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ryan to the Fannie Mae Board of Directors,” chairman of the Board Egbert Perry said. “We will benefit from his vast experience, accomplished track record, and deep risk management and financial services expertise.”

Fannie Mae’s CEO echoed similar sentiments about the addition of Zanin to the board.

“Ryan is yet another strong addition to our exceptional Board of Directors,” president and CEO Timothy Mayopoulos said. “His deep expertise, broad financial services experience, and strong leadership qualities complement those of his peers on the Board.”

“His world-class risk management skills are highly valuable, as effectively managing and reducing risk is a key component of our important role in the market,” Mayopoulos said.

Zanin brings over 30 years of experience in financial services specializing in risk management to the board. Zanin is the president and CEO of the restructuring, strategic ventures, and insurance group at GE Capital.

Before that, he worked as chief risk officer of GE Capital. Before joining GE Capital, Zanin worked as managing director and chief risk officer of international capital markets, at Wells Fargo and as chief risk officer of corporate and investment bank at Wachovia Corporation.

Previously, he was a member of the board of directors of the holding company for GE Capital, General Electric Capital Corporation, and spent 14 years in leadership roles across Deutsche Bank AG and Bankers Trust Company.

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