David Viniar

Director Since: January 2013

Goldman Sachs Committees: Risk (Chair), Governance
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: None
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: Block, Inc.

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Financial services industry, in particular risk management and regulatory affairs: With over 40 years of combined experience serving in various roles at Goldman Sachs and on our Board, as well as service as the former lead independent director and chair of the audit and risk committee of Block, Inc., he provides valuable perspective to our Board
  • Deep financial acumen and insights into our firm's financial reporting, controls and risk management: As our former CFO, able to provide insights about our risks to our Board and committees
  • Expertise in capital management processes and assessments: Experience gained through serving as our CFO for over 10 years

Career Highlights

  • Goldman Sachs
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (May 1999 – January 2013)
    • Head of Operations, Technology, Finance and Services Division (December 2002 – January 2013)
    • Head of the Finance Division and Co-Head of Credit Risk Management and Advisory and Firmwide Risk (December 2001 – December 2002)
    • Co-Head of Operations, Finance and Resources (March 1999 – December 2001)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Co-Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Garden of Dreams Foundation
  • Former Trustee, Union College


  • Graduate of Union College and Harvard Business School