Ryan A. Zanin
Ryan Zanin is Fannie Mae's Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Zanin is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, which oversees the company’s governance and strategy for global risk management. His team provides independent oversight and guidance for managing risk and ensuring compliance — including the development and implementation of risk management measures across the company. The team leads efforts to build and sustain a strong risk culture in which all employees act on their responsibility to manage strategic, market, credit, liquidity, compliance, operational, reputational, and information security. Mr. Zanin chairs the Enterprise Risk Committee and is a member of the Management Committee, Fannie Mae's leadership team.
Before assuming his current position in February 2021, Mr. Zanin was a member of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors. He was elected to the Board of Directors in September 2016 and served as Chair of the Risk Policy & Capital Committee, Vice Chair of the Community Responsibility and Sustainability Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Zanin has over 30 years of experience in financial services specializing in risk management. He served as President and CEO of the Restructuring & Strategic Ventures Group at GE Capital from May 2015 until his retirement from General Electric in July 2018. Previously, Mr. Zanin served as Chief Risk Officer of GE Capital from July 2010 to April 2015 and again served in that role from November 2016 until his retirement.
Before joining GE Capital, Mr. Zanin served as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, International Capital Markets, at Wells Fargo & Company, from 2008 to 2010, and as Chief Risk Officer, Corporate and Investment Bank at Wachovia Corporation, from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he spent 14 years in leadership roles across Deutsche Bank AG and Bankers Trust Company.
Mr. Zanin has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the holding company for GE Capital, General Electric Capital Corporation, from December 2016 through June 2018 and from July 2010 to April 2015.