Speaker Profile

Lloyd Blankfein

Former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs

Lloyd is senior chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He joined the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division of Goldman Sachs in 1982 after working as an attorney in a law firm. Lloyd was named Partner in 1988, co-head of the J. Aron Division in 1994, and co-head of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division during its formation in 1997.

Lloyd served as Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs from 2002 through 2003, where he held management responsibility for the FICC and Equities Divisions. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as the firm’s President and Chief Operating Officer from December 2003 through June 2006. He was the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs from 2006 through September 2018 and remained as chairman through December 2018.

Lloyd earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978 and an A.B. from Harvard College in 1975. Among his affiliations with nonprofit organizations, Lloyd is an Executive Fellow of Harvard Business School, a member of several Harvard advisory boards, a Board Fellow of Weill Cornell Medical College, a member of the Executive Committee of the UJA, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.