David Solomon

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Director Since: October 2018

Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: None
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Engaged leader who exemplifies our Core Values: With over 20 years of leadership roles at our firm, he develops the firm's strategy, embodies the tone at the top, exemplifies our Core Values and commitment to client service and leverages firm-specific and industry knowledge to lead the firm and its people, including helping to protect and enhance our firm's culture, and through his commitment to talent development and the diversity of our workforce
  • Strategic thinker with deep business and industry expertise: Leverages deep familiarity with all aspects of the firm’s businesses, including from his experience as President and Chief Operating Officer, to develop, articulate and lead the execution of the firm’s strategic vision, assess attendant risks and guide the firm’s growth, in each case providing his insights to our Board and keeping directors apprised of significant developments in our business and industry
  • Actively engaged with stakeholders as a primary face of our firm: Committed to engaging with our external stakeholders, he draws upon his extensive interaction with our clients, investors and other stakeholders to communicate feedback and offer insight and perspective to our Board 

Career Highlights

  • Goldman Sachs
    • Chairman (January 2019 – Present) and Chief Executive Officer (October 2018 – Present)
    • President and Chief or Co-Chief Operating Officer (January 2017 – September 2018)
    • Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division (July 2006 – December 2016)
    • Various positions of increased seniority, including Global Head of the Financing Group (September 1999 – July 2006)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Hamilton College
  • Member, Board of Directors, Robin Hood Foundation
  • Member, Executive Committee, Partnership for New York City
  • Member, Board of Trustees, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


  • Graduate of Hamilton College