Ed Bowles

Global Director for Public Policy at F2 (Facebook Financial), Facebook

Edward Bowles is global director of public policy for F2 (Facebook Financial), prior to which he was Facebook's director of public policy for northern central and Eastern Europe. He is also a board member of Technology Ireland (IBEC), and a member of the UK Department for International Trade's Technology and Telecoms Trade Advisory Group. Before joining Facebook 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 a member of the Bar Council's Working Group on Brexit. 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. Edward holds an MBA from Imperial College London.





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