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Timothy Dees Adams (born 31 October 1961 in Murray, Kentucky [1]), usually referred to as Tim Adams, is President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance and former Under Secretary for International Affairs at the United States Department of the Treasury.[2]

Timothy D. Adams
Timothy Adams, official portrait
Timothy Adams
Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
In office
2 August 2005 – 2007
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Personal details
Timothy Dees Adams

(1961-10-31) 31 October 1961 (age 57)
Murray, Kentucky
Alma materUniversity of Kentucky

Education and careerEdit

Adams holds a B.S. in Finance, a Masters in Public Administration, and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Kentucky.

Timothy Adams is currently President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), a position he has held since February 2013. The IIF represents more than 480 global financial institutions, including many of the world's largest banks, investment banks, and asset management firms. It monitors and reports on economic and financial developments in emerging markets and global capital markets. In addition, the Institute serves as a forum for its members on key global financial issues, including regulatory issues and the policies of international financial institutions. As the Institute's Chief Executive Officer, Adams is responsible for developing and executing the Institute's programs under the guidance of the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the IIF, Adams served as Managing Director of The Lindsey Group, an economic advisory firm based in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs. As Under Secretary, Adams was the Administration's point person on international financial issues, including exchange rate policy, G-7 meetings, and IMF and World Bank issues. He regularly interacted with counterparts in key emerging markets including China, India, and Brazil and traveled extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Prior to assuming his post as Under Secretary, Adams served as Chief of Staff to both Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Treasury Secretary John Snow. Adams also served in the White House under the first President Bush at the Office of Policy Development.

In 1993, Adams co-founded the G-7 Group,[3] a Washington-based advisory firm. He later headed their Washington operation as Managing Director.

Adams serves on various boards and committees, including the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC; Trickle Up in New York, an organization that provides grants and support to poverty stricken women in West Africa, India and Central America; and St. Paul's Foundation in Virginia.


  1. ^ "Adams, Timothy Dees, 1961-" at Library of Congress Authorities
  2. ^ "Tim Adams appointed to succeed Charles Dallara as IIF Managing Director". Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  3. ^ G7 Group official website. Accessed February 2, 2007.