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David M. 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 and motivating leader who embodies our firm’s culture: With nearly 20 years of leadership roles at our firm, leverages firm-specific and industry knowledge to lead the firm and its people, develop the firm’s strategy, embody the "tone at the top" and help protect and enhance our firm’s culture, including through his commitment to talent development and diversity of our workforce, in each case providing his insights to our Board and keeping directors apprised of significant developments in our business and industry
  • Strategic thinker with deep business and industry expertise: Utilizes deep familiarity with all aspects of the firm’s businesses, including from his experience as President and Chief Operating Officer, to develop and articulate the firm’s strategic vision, assess attendant risks and guide the firm’s growth
  • Actively engaged with constituents as the face of our firm: Committed to engaging with our external stakeholders, draws upon his extensive interaction with our clients, investors and other constituents 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)
    • Co-Head of High Yield & Leveraged Loan Business and then Global Head of the Financing Group (variously, September 1999 – July 2006)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Hamilton College
  • Member, Board of Directors, Robin Hood Foundation

Education

  • Graduate of Hamilton College