Sheila Patel is Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). She focuses on developing the global GSAM strategy and delivering GSAM's client solutions globally. Ms. Patel is an advisor to all of GSAM’s global clients, leveraging her knowledge of portfolio solutions, sustainable finance, emerging growth themes, governance and other key long-term trends.
Ms. Patel serves on Firmwide Management Committee, European Management Committee, Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee, the Sustainable Finance Cross-Divisional Steering Group and the Goldman Sachs Leadership Development Initiative. Ms. Patel is also a member of the EMEA Inclusion & Diversity Committee and former senior advisor for the Investment Management Division and Securities Division Women's Networks.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Patel served as Co-Head of Equities Distribution in Asia, and before that, was Head of US Derivative Sales and US Synthetics Sales in the Equities Division. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as a managing director and was named partner in 2006.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Patel was head of Trading Strategy with Morgan Stanley for seven years.
She is a board member of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute, a member of 100 Women in Finance and a member of both the Global Leadership Committee and the Women in Leadership Initiative at Princeton University. Ms. Patel serves as an honorary board member of EcoHealth Alliance and is also a board advisor to GallopNYC. She has taught a special advanced seminar on Equity Derivatives at the Columbia Business School, and was named to Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women in Asia in 2015.