Lloyd C. Blankfein

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Director Since: April 2003

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

  • Committed and deeply engaged leader with strong communication skills: Over 30 years of experience in various positions across our firm. Mr. Blankfein utilizes this firm-specific knowledge and experience in his role as Chairman and CEO to, among other things, lead the firm and its people, help protect and enhance our culture and articulate a vision of the firm’s strategy. Mr. Blankfein also uses strong communication skills to guide Board discussions and keeps our Board apprised of significant developments in our business and industry
  • Extensive market and industry knowledge: Leverages extensive familiarity with all aspects of the firm’s industry and business, including our risk management practices and strategy
  • Face of our firm: Drawing from extensive interaction with our clients, investors and other constituents, provides additional perspective to the Board

Career Highlights

  • Goldman Sachs
    • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (June 2006 – Present)
    • President and Chief Operating Officer (January 2004 – June 2006)
    • Vice Chairman with management responsibility for Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) and Equities Divisions (April 2002 – January 2004)
    • Co-head of FICC (1997 – April 2002)
    • Head and/or Co-head of the Currency and Commodities Division (1994 – 1997)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Member, Dean's Advisory Board, Harvard Law School
  • Member, Board of Dean’s Advisors, Harvard Business School
  • Member, Dean’s Council, Harvard University
  • Member, Advisory Board, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
  • Member, Board of Overseers, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Member, Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City


  • Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School