Mr Owens' professional career began on the consulting staff of Big Eight firm of Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte) and later he was also in the oil business. From 1995 to 1999 he held the office of Colorado State Treasurer, and then served two terms as Governor of Colorado in 1999-2007.
Mr Owens served for five years (2007-2012) as an Independent Director of Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO), a Russian shipping, logistics and port company which is listed on MICEX-RTS. Mr Owens served as Chairman of FESCO's Strategy Committee. He was also Managing Director of Renew Strategies LLC, a Colorado-based water and land development company, and Member of the Board of Directors of Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE), Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE), Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE) and HighPoint Resources Corporation.
William Owens is presently Senior Director of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and serves on the board of Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE).
Member of the Bank's Supervisory Board since November 28, 2012.
Chairman of the Bank's Supervisory Board since April 16, 2013.
William Forrester Owens was qualified as independent director as per the Supervisory Board’s resolution dated 27.11.2019 (Minutes No.29). The rationale for qualifying William Forrester Owens as independent director is given in the Supervisory Board’s resolution.