Charlotte Newman

Charlotte Newman

AWS Financial Services Public Policy – Americas

Charlotte leads financial services public policy in the Americas for Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud services business. In her role, Charlotte sets public policy strategy and routinely engages with a range of public officials from finance ministers to central bank presidents to legislators to enable cloud adoption by financial services customers. Charlotte also collaborates with NGOs, think tanks, and foundations to raise awareness around how cloud services drive financial innovation and expand access to financial services, particularly in emerging markets. 

Charlotte has over 13 years of professional experience spanning the public and private sectors. She previously served as a senior policy advisor to Senator Cory Booker and led his work on a range of economic issues including banking, labor, small business, tax, and trade. Charlotte wrote Senator Booker’s first bill in the United States Senate to increase workforce development opportunities by incentivizing the creation of apprenticeship programs. She also launched a project to increase the utilization of small asset managers by the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC). Her efforts resulted in nearly $1 billion in new investments with emerging investors.

Prior to joining Senator Booker’s team, Charlotte advised three Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on financial services issues. While attending Harvard Business School, she participated in a finance immersion program in China and spent the summer after the 2008 financial crisis on a foreign exchange sales and trading desk at State Street Bank. After graduating from Harvard, she co-founded an online media platform and served on the boards of Startup Atlanta, the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta, and the Harvard Club of Georgia.

Charlotte is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.​

General Session #13: Heightened Expectations for Cybersecurity in Financial Services / Public – private sector view (English)