Iconic global business leader and philanthropist, Lloyd Blankfein is a highly distinguished authority on global markets, finance and leadership. As Chairman and CEO of The Goldman Sachs Group from 2006 to September 2018, Blankfein led one of the largest and most respected investment banks in the world through the challenges of the financial crisis before repositioning the firm for success in the post-crisis world. He continues to serve as a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and Board of Directors.
Joining Goldman Sachs in 1982 after working as an attorney, Blankfein was named partner in 1988 and became co-head of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division as of its formation in 1997. Prior to assuming the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he served as the firm’s president and Chief Operating Officer. Blankfein was twice named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine and won the Financial Times Person of the Year award in 2009.