Edward Bowles

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Global Director, Public Policy, Meta Financial Technologies

Edward is Global Director of Public Policy for Meta Financial Technologies, prior to which he was Director of Public Policy for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. Before joining Facebook (as it then was) in September 2019, Edward was Managing Director for Group Public and Regulatory Affairs at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), where he worked from 2007. During his time at SCB, Edward was also a Member of the European Commission's Advisory Group on TTIP, a Board Member of Hacked Off and on various committees of UK Finance, AFME, The City UK and City of London Corporation. Prior to his time at SCB, Edward spent 5 years in Whitehall, variously as Head of Human Rights, Private Secretary to two Ministers and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, having previously practiced as a Barrister with the Crown Prosecution Service for eight years, during seven of which he was also an elected Member of the Bar Council, and Chairman of the Young Bar. Edward has an MBA from Imperial College London.