Robert HormatsVice Chair, Goldman Sachs International Corporation
Robert Hormats participated in the World Leaders Forum panel, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making, in April 2008.
Robert Hormats is an economist who has had a distinguished
career in international trade, diplomacy, and investment banking. He is
currently vice chair of Goldman Sachs International Corp., a position he has
occupied since 1987. From 1982 to 1987 he was vice president of international corporate finance at Goldman Sachs. Before
joining Goldman Sachs, Bob was a presidential adviser and helped prepare eight
economic summit meetings. He served in the State Department as assistant
secretary of state for economic and business affairs (1981-82), ambassador and
trade representative (1979-81), and senior deputy assistant secretary for
economic and business affairs (1977-79). He was on the staff of the National
Security Council from 1969 to 1977. Bob has been a guest scholar at the
Brookings Institution and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.
He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and is on the board of directors of
the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund, Englehard Hanovia, and the Council on
Foreign Relations, as well as being on the board of overseers of Tufts University.
He has received the French Legion of Honor and the Arthur Flemming award. Bob
is the author or coauthor of numerous books and reports. He has also contributed
to major news and business magazines in the U.S. and abroad.
- Vice chair, Goldman Sachs International Corporation
- Vice president, international corporate finance, Goldman Sachs
- Assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, the U.S. State Department
- Ambassador and deputy U.S. trade representative, U.S. State Department
- Senior deputy assistant secretary for economic and business affairs, the U.S. State Department
- Staff member, the National Security Council
- Editor, International Migration Challenges in a New Era: Policy Perspectives and Priorities for Europe, Japan, North America and the International Community (1994)
- Co-author, Western Approaches to Eastern Europe (1992)
- Editor, The Global Economy: America's Role in the Decade Ahead (1990)
- Author, American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma (1988)
- Author, Reforming the International Monetary System: from Roosevelt to Reagan (1987)
- Author, "Making Regionalism Safe" (1994), "The Roots of American Power" (1991), "Redefining Europe and the Atlantic Link" (1989), and numerous other articles in Foreign Affairs
- Clinton appointee, the Board of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund
- Advisory Board member, Foreign Policy and International Economics magazines
- Guest scholar, the Brookings Institution
- Visiting lecturer, Princeton University
- Member, the Trilateral Commission
- Board member, the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund, Englehard Hanovia, the Council on Foreign Relations, Tufts University
President Lee C. Bollinger hosts a panel discussion with
Columbia University's distinguished alumnus, David Rothkopf (Columbia College
'77), on the topic of his provocative new book, Superclass: The Global Power
Elite and the World They Are Making.