Kimberly Johnson, Fannie Mae (US)

Market: US

Company: Fannie Mae

Job title: Executive vice president; chief operating officer

Kimberly Johnson joined Fannie Mae in 2006 and was part of the company’s most testing time during the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. In this period, she was involved in leading the company back from the brink in roles of increasing responsibility from vice president of capital markets to senior vice president of the company's multifamily business unit to chief credit officer to chief risk officer. In March 2018, she was made chief operating officer, tagged with the responsibility of leading technology, data, enterprise models, operations, the enterprise program management office, and resiliency. She partners closely with business units and the enterprise innovation team to focus resources on innovations that have the potential to enhance the company's business model, support the execution of strategy, and evolve the housing finance system for the better. Johnson is also a member of the management committee, Fannie Mae's leadership team. Before joining Fannie Mae in 2006, Johnson was a director at Credit Suisse, where her responsibilities included financial institution fixed-income sales coverage of hedge funds, money managers, and US government-sponsored entities. Earlier, she was a US equity trader at D.E. Shaw & Co.