So Who Is Ken Lewis…

Wall Street melts down
by Charley Blaine and Elizabeth Strott

“…Why would Bank of America do this?” asked analyst Nancy Bush, of NAB Research, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “Ken Lewis always likes to buy the biggest thing he can. So why not this? You are master of the universe, basically…”

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Wikipedia.org:

Kenneth D. Lewis (Born 9 April 1947 in Meridian, Mississippi) is the current Chairman, CEO, and President of Bank of America, one of the largest banks in the United States, positions he has held since the retirement of Hugh McColl in 2001. He joined the organization (at that time NCNB) as a credit analyst in 1969, and served as the head of both international and domestic operations during his tenure at NationsBank.
He is a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance from J. Mack Robinson College of Business. J. Mack Robinson started Bank of America’s rival, Wachovia Bank. The college is located in a former C&S Bank building (now Bank of America). He is also a graduate of the executive program at Stanford University.
Lewis was named “Banker of the Year” in 2001, and was the same year honored as “Top Chief Executive Officer,” according to US Banker. In 2007, Lewis was listed among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World.

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