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 deputy U.S. 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.