Adebayo O. Ogunlesi

Lead Director

Director Since: October 2012

Goldman Sachs Committees: Governance (Chair), Ex-officio member: Audit, Compensation, Public Responsibilities, Risk
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: Callaway Golf Company and Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Strong leader, including leadership experience in the financial services industry: Founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners and a former executive of Credit Suisse with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including investment banking and private equity

  • International business and global capital markets experience, including emerging markets: Advised and executed transactions and provided capital markets strategy advice globally

  • Knowledge gained as former Chair of our Risk Committee: Provides additional perspective on key risks facing our firm

  • Expertise regarding governance and compensation: Service on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities, and in particular as Chair of the nominating and corporate governance committees at each of Callaway Golf and Kosmos Energy, provides additional governance perspective

Career Highlights

  • Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm that invests worldwide in infrastructure assets in the energy, transport, water and waste industry sectors (July 2006 – Present)
  • Credit Suisse, a financial services company
    • Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer (2004 – 2006)
    • Member of Executive Board and Management Committee (2002 – 2006)
    • Head of Global Investment Banking Department (2002 – 2004)
    • Head of Global Energy Group (1997 – 2002)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Member, National Board of Directors, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City Fund
  • Member, Harvard University Global Advisory Council and Harvard Law School Leadership Council of New York
  • Member, Board of Dean's Advisors, Harvard Business School
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1980-1981)