Josh Frydenberg Joins Goldman Sachs as Senior Regional Adviser for Asia Pacific

SYDNEY, July 21, 2022 – Goldman Sachs today announced the appointment of Josh Frydenberg as Senior Regional Adviser for Asia Pacific.

Josh has had a distinguished political career in Australia, most recently serving as the Federal Treasurer, where he was widely recognised for his effective management and leadership of the country’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Josh was elected to the Australian Parliament in 2010 as the Member for Kooyong in Victoria. In August 2018, he was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and was appointed Treasurer of Australia. He previously served as Minister for the Environment and Energy, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Assistant Treasurer and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister since the 2013 election.

“We are fortunate to bring to Goldman Sachs a person of Josh’s deep public and private sector experience, connectivity, and insight. His significant understanding of geopolitical and economic issues will bring considerable value to our clients across the region and beyond,” said Kevin Sneader, President of Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan.

“Our Australian clients will greatly benefit from Josh’s insights and expertise that have been gained from an impressive career which includes experience and perspectives across a range of sectors,” said Simon Rothery, Chief Executive Officer for Goldman Sachs in Australia and New Zealand.

“I am pleased to join Goldman Sachs which is the pre-eminent mergers and acquisitions and capital markets adviser to clients globally. I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the firm’s leadership, its global capability, and its strength of client franchise,” said Josh Frydenberg.

Josh has Law and Economics degrees both with Honours from Monash University and completed his articles of clerkship at Mallesons Stephen Jacques. He holds a Masters in International Relations from Oxford University which he attended on a Commonwealth Scholarship. He later obtained a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Josh was a Senior Adviser to Prime Minister John Howard and was also previously a Director of Global Banking at Deutsche Bank.


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