Lloyd Blankfein is the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. In May of 2006, former CEO Henry Paulson was nominated to become the United States Secretary of the Treasury creating the vacancy at Goldman Sachs for Blankfein to fill. Lloyd was born in the Bronx, New York before moving to Brooklyn New York. Blankfein attended Harvard College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Three years later, Blankfein earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
Prior to joining Goldman, Blankfein worked for Proskauer Rose and Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine. In 1982, Lloyd joined Goldman in their London Office as part of their commodities trading arm. He then co-managed the Goldman Sachs Currency and Commodities Division from 1994 to 1997. He eventually took on a few more high level positions before becoming the CEO in 2006. In 2009, the Financial Times named Blankfein its “2009 Person of the Year.”
Lloyd Blankfein serves on the board of many different charities and organizations. These include the following:
- The Rockefeller family’s Asia Society
- The Robin Hood Foundation
- The Weill Cornell Medical College